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I thought this would be easy - but it's not!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CluckyCluck, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. CluckyCluck

    CluckyCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started just irresponsibly and quickly fell in love with these awesome little creatures.

    I had 12 hens and 2 roos.

    I am down to 9 hens and two roos. Two hens were the victim of hawks and one died within 3 days of noticing something was wrong with her.

    Now - I notice another hen is sick with a runny nose and staying away from the rest of the flock. Today is the first day I noticed her being sick at all.

    She's puffed up - sitting on my bed. Her nostrils look dirty and runny - but not slimy. And oh my god she just sneezed and scared the crap out of me - it was almost a crow!!!!

    I have D-10 and Electrolites. I don't know how much of the D-10 to put in a gallon.

    What is happening with these birds getting sick and how can I prevent it from happening.

    I recently took in a rescued turkey - related issues? He does hang out with the chickens but doesn't sleep in the same coop.
     
  2. CluckyCluck

    CluckyCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh I found a thread on BYC by searching google which led me to this.

    http://www.durvet.com/dl/Durvet-Poultry-Brochure.pdf

    YES! So from the company themselves - 1tbls per gallon for 800 mg.


    So lil red - the girl who is in the house is feeling okay in here it seems - she's eating some granola and she drank a ton of water with anitibiotics in it. Yayyyy!!!!!

    Should I put her back out in the coop in a cage so she doesn't get stressed - or should I keep her away from the other girls and boys all together?
     
  3. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would keep her away for just a day or two just make sure if none of the other dont have it they will not be exposed. and it gives her a brake and a chance to recup
     

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