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Inflamed face, sneezing, and diarreah!!! Is something wrong?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenWisperer, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    We recently built a new coop, (i was going to put pics up soon) and i had also gotten some new hens before that. I had integrated them into the old coop, along with Java, my lone RIR hen. I got one more RIR hen, a BR hen, a SLW poullet, a GLW poullet, a Black Comet poullet, and a Black/Red sex link poullet. Everything seemed fine until we moved them into our new coop with my young Cuckoo Moran poullet Ashi and my young RIR/Buff orp. Cross cockerel, Cairo (He is SO gorgeous, btw!). It started off with the hens becomming extremely aggressive towards the poullets and cockerel, but then suddenly one side of her face became very inflamed! This continued for awhile, and it has subsided to a degree. It is still alittle inflamed. Then, my BR hen has started sneezing! She sneezes very, very frequently! About the same time she started sneeziing, my cockerel started passing only diarreah. They are all eating some corn but mainly layers crumbles with added oyster shell (Not dusty at all, very high-grade food). They also get some watermelon/cantelope rines, and i pick them plenty of greens because they have killed all the grass in their run [​IMG]!!! Then just yesterday, while i was putting food in their feeder the young poullet Ashi suddenly fell down, and all of her feathers were on end, and her wings were splayed out. It was hot yesterday, but when she done that she wasnt panting.....[​IMG]


    Is anything wrong, or am i just overly worried about nothing? If there is, what can i do to help?
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I have no idea what you have but it does sound like something. I can say get some Avia charge 2000 (Murray McMurray Hatchery has it) and add it to their water that will help some, until then add a tablespoon apple cider vinegar to their water. You can some very soupy oatmeal and add a chopped clove of garlic, this might help too. Sorry I cant be of more help. Also free ranging really helps and if you let them have the yard to roam in in the afternoon it might help as well.

    good Luck
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2008
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    Quote:Thanks so much! I'll try this and see if it works....[​IMG] I really hope it helps! [​IMG]
     
  4. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the weather is hot feed no corn, it will build up excessive body heat, Also put oyster shell in it's own container seperate from the feed. If you are feeding a good quality layer ration then any extras are not needed. That is all my layer flock gets and I have some hens going on eight years old.The swollen face could be the start of a resp. infection and I would get some Tylan-50 to treat them with. The directions for treatment should be listed on the package.
     
  5. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Isnt Ashi the one that was in the new coop that you put all the new pullets with?? Did you just throw the new pullets in or did you do it gradually? It almost sounds like a case of the new pullets ganging up on the 2 birds that were in the new cage. The new ones may not be letting Ashi and Cairo eat much. See if there is any discharge on Ashi's face if you put a little pressure on in. You may notice something in the eyes or the nostrils. If so, go with the tylan 50 injectable. Found at TSC. Give 1/2 cc to large birds 1/4 cc to bantams for 3 days. Inject just under the skin on the breast, inject a different spot each day. If you notice no discharge and there is no gurgling sounds, she may just be getting ganged up on. Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2008
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Copied from http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/15/

    Infectious Coryza (IC) is an infectious contagious respiratory bacterial disease of several avian species. The disease is acute to subacute at onset but progresses to a chronic state as the disease works through the flock. Common names for the disease are roup, cold and Coryza. Coryza is characterized by nasal discharge, facial swelling, sneezing, labored breathing and fetid odor of the exudates. Coryza is a disease of the upper respiratory tract--trachea, sinuses and air passages of the head. Coryza occurs worldwide. In the United States, it is predominately found in small noncommercial, menagerie, or hobby type flocks. The causative agent is Hemophilus paragallinarum, a polar staining, pleomorphic, non-motile, gram negative rod that was first described in 1920. There are three antigenic types (A, B, and C) which all share certain antigens. H. paragallinarum requires "V" factor, a special growth factor in the media to grow. While chickens are the primary host of Coryza, pheasants, guinea fowl and turkeys are also susceptible. It is assumed that other gamebird species will become infected if commingle on a regular basis with chronically infected gamebirds or poultry flocks. Age-wise, Coryza is a disease of juvenile and mature birds or birds 14 weeks of age or older. The incubation period is 1 to 3 days and the course of the disease is 4 to 12 weeks.
     
  7. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    Quote:Sounds like what I have!!!!! Is there a cure/treatment? Its not deadly is it?!
     
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Click the link that I provided for more information. Or go a google search on it. Also the Merck Veterinary Manual may offer some treatment solutions.
     
  9. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    Quote:At first i just put them in. I knew it was a very bad idea, but the old coop was so decrepid that if we hadnt have moved them, the old coop would've fell in on them that night. I stoped the hens from attacking them, and fixed them off a corner with a roost and everything so they would be safe. We eventually took it down, giving them time out in the run with the other hens/poullets. They were still aggressive. I havent noticed any discharge from her nose or face; i'll check to see. Thanks!
     
  10. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    Quote:Click the link that I provided for more information. Or go a google search on it. Also the Merck Veterinary Manual may offer some treatment solutions.

    Oh, ok. Sorry, it said peafowl and it kinda threw me off [​IMG] Thanks so much!!!
     

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