I have a sick chicken...help please?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Keltara, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    She is sneezing and her breathing is raspy. She is foraging nicely and seems to be doing fine otherwise. She'll be a year old April 5th. I've never had a sick chicken. There is a TSC near where I live. Any recommendations on what I can get from them to help her??

    Thanks,
    Kelly
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Any discharge from the eyes or nose? Any new birds brought in lately?
     
  3. floridapoultry

    floridapoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    For now best to isolate from other chickens. If others become infected consider sending to a lab for necropsy.
     
  4. BirdyMe

    BirdyMe Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not sure if TSC sells it, but for respiratory issues, I usually give my birds Duramicyn. Top it off with an electrolyte supplement, to perk her up a little.
     
  5. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for the information. It seemed the day that I posted this that she was getting better. She had stopped sneezing and again was breathing with a closed beak. I decided to give it a couple days to see what happens. She has gotten worse. She sounds like a goose. She is still full of spit and vinegar and enjoying her free ranging, happily scratching and pecking. I'm going to TSC today to get some Druamicyn. I called and they do indeed have it. She does not have any weeping from her eyes or nose. She sounds like she has an upper respiratory infection. Hopefully the Druamicn will do the trick. How long should I give it to her for?
     
  6. BirdyMe

    BirdyMe Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are instructions on the back of the packet. :) Since she's gotten so much worse, I would really recommend an electrolyte and vitamin supplement as well.

    I hope she gets better!!
     

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