- Aug 26, 2011
We have 25 RIRs that are five weeks old. They got sick with a "cold": sneezing, discharge from nose and shaking their head. My best guess from a lot of research is maybe infectious laryngotracheitis, but I'm not a doctor for sure!!!!! I picked this one from symptoms that fit our birds. They did not have any oozy stuff in their eyes. I treated them with Duramycin in their water. I want to cull, but DH is too attached and won't hear of it. So our question is will it be okay to eat their eggs when they start laying? I understand if we keep them to have a closed flock and I am fine with that, but it is working on my gross factor to think about sick chickens and their eggs. Of course, I keep telling myself if I knew what they did to the commercial chickens, cows, pigs......etc. that I would never eat anything again. I am just looking for someone to offer wisdom since I do know these guys had a "cold". Thanks in advance.