Infectious Coryza and chickens, Its like a severe cold.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rockyriver, May 22, 2012.

  1. EnCaged

    EnCaged New Egg

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    I got my info from Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. I'm skeptical of this peafowl website. Seems kinda random. Merck is essentially the Vet bible.

    Also I now speak from experience. I took back the sick chickens i had and just bought some newly hatched chicks. I sanitized my coop well then painted it and moved it to the opposite side of the yard. Chicks went out at 4 weeks and have been perfectly healthy. Going on 3 weeks outside now.
     
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  2. pamsmithtulsa

    pamsmithtulsa Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought new polish chickens last Saturday and noticed today that one has swollen eyes snotty nose and one eyes is caked shut. We separated her for the night. Scared that this is coryza. How long before others show signs?
     
  3. Cstyle00

    Cstyle00 New Egg

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    it can take anywhere from 3 to 7 days. Does the chicken showiNg symptoms have a rotten smell coming from its head?
     
  4. pamsmithtulsa

    pamsmithtulsa Out Of The Brooder

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    No she didn't smell bad, and the breeder said that we would notice that. She just had a respitory infection..."cold"...she got black coffee, apple cider vinegar and 1cc of pennicillian and she is fine now. Thought for sure we would loose her on Sunday night, but Monday morning she was looking great. Kept her on water and apple cider vinegar and she was released with the rest of the birds today, would never know she had been sick!
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    FYI: Coryza incubation time is about 3 days. Course time is about 3 weeks...mycoplasma diseases can accompany coryza complicating treatments = CULL.
    http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/pou...ryza_in_poultry.html?qt=poultry coryza&alt=sh
     
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  6. mithious

    mithious Chillin' With My Peeps

    Keeping an infected flock is called a closed flock, nothing in , nothing out...I would not choose that option either, because regardless of how careful I am with my biosecurity, I go tot he feed store, the lumber yard..I could potentially carry it on my person and take the chance of infection another unsuspecting flock. Even Walmart is not safe...as not all people practice biosecurity or even know what it means...thus I agree 100% with you...I won't put down another's decision to keep and infected flock. I have dear friends that have...but I would not go to their farm and my personal choice, if some irresponsible person gave it to my flock, somehow, I also would cull the lot and start over. Even my Heritage birds, although that would be hard!!!!

    I have a small flock, am adding Heritage birds next spring...some have 100's of birds, so this is NOT an easy decision to make...I don't think ANYONE has the right to tell another person what to do, UNLESS that person is putting others at risk...then they need to be called to task!!!

    With some diseases though, you can't as easily get it off/out of your land, some, like marek's, you can't....even with oxine, there is NO guaruntee...it is an ethical issue and also a personal decision and no one should be faulted for their decision, as long as the person with the sick flock is being ethical about their decision, either way they decide!!! JMHO
     
  7. mithious

    mithious Chillin' With My Peeps

    chickens do not get colds, they get respiratory infections...some viral, some bacterial...most are highly infectious and make the birds carriers...there are many diseases chickens can get that work the same way...mareks, MG/MS, just to name two...the list is long and would make your head spin!

    edited to add; biosecurity!!!! Everyone should know what this means!!! AND practice it!!!!
     
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  8. mithious

    mithious Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is the direct link, I think, to that article Dawg put up http://www.unitedpeafowlassociation.org/InfectiousCoryza.html Some of the biosecurity is the same for ALL infectious diseases and the " all in/all out" method is how the hatcheries have gotten their flocks down to a 5-10% loss from a marek's outbreak, back in the early 70's.
     
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  9. chevybelle

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    How long does it take for the smell to be there? I got a brown leghorn on Saturday and notice today (Monday) that one side of her face seems swollen and she keeps that eye mostly closed. The eye is a little watery and that nostril is running. Not sure if its coryza but I have moved her to the basement until I know what it is and what to do.
     
  10. pamsmithtulsa

    pamsmithtulsa Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for the help and reponses. This was not coryza, thank God! It was an upper respiratory infection...Yes..I know they don't get "colds" but it is easy to describe it that way to others :) even with my girls being healthy we keep antibacterial wipes on the gate and we always wipe our hands after handling them.
     

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