infectious coryza?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mother of All, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Mother of All

    Mother of All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help with this? my flock has been attacked with this and I have lost about 15 birds. two more won't open their eyes and I have the rest on tetracycline. eggs are low but haven't ate eggs in about 3 weeks now. I have heard that I need to cull the entire flock. I have been told that it is all due to the wet weather we have had and to keep them on tetracycline for a few days and then don't eat the eggs for about 30 after stopping the tetracycline. We are lot. Hepl please
     
  2. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I will try to help if I can. there is a lengthy post on here from one of the mods about their battle with this. It is an awful thing to deal with. If you are up for the fight, there are injections and the such you can do. IF not I would cull. If you do a search I am sure you'll find it. I'll try to find it. I think I may have had my first hen with it, she has this awful odor near her head, but no facial swelling at all. There is also an herbal way to treat if you want to PM me I will walk you thru it.
     
  3. Mother of All

    Mother of All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of herbal ?
     
  4. darbella

    darbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Make sure it is croyza, i thought that was what my chickens had this past fall, and it turned out to be a bad respiratory issue that cleared up with 2 tylan injections over a 48 hour period. It was like a miracle! If they have a really bad smell at their faces, then it probably is coryza.
     
  5. Mother of All

    Mother of All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i took two dead chicks up and had them looked at at auburn unv. this is what they said I had.
     
  6. dawg53

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    I would cull. Disinfect everything with oxine and put down agricultural lime on the soil. I would wait several months before introducing new chickens to your pen...it also might help if you put sand in their run/pen.
     
  7. Mother of All

    Mother of All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is 45 chickens/roosters.
     
  8. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
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    If that is what you have, I tend to agree with Dawg53. You need to cull and start over with a clean slate. This stuff is terrible and you will never be completely free of it if you dont.
     
  9. darbella

    darbella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Oh that is aweful. I am sorry you have to deal with this, even birds that recover will remain carriers and can infect new birds and you shouldnt go near others birds because it can transfer. That is what I have read of anyone knows this to be tru can you please comment?
     
  10. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would cull it is just to much worry not since any surviving birds will be carriers any new birds you bring in will then have a chance to catch it. If you sale any birds it could infected someone else's flock you could even carry it on your shoes or cloths. Any times of stress can bring this back out.
     

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