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Is it still possible to have them as a laying flock?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tenman78, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. tenman78

    tenman78 Out Of The Brooder

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    All of my 6 chickens have had infectious coyza. The symptoms got better with Terrimycin, they are between 6 to 9 weeks old, with a closed flock will they still be ok layers?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Did you get them tested for coryza, or are you just thinking they had the symptoms? Was there a bad odor around the heads of infected birds? MG can be similar, but it is not as bad a disease to deal with. These links below do say that egg production in both MG and coryza can be lower than normal, so you can read through them. I would advise you to try and get some testing if your birds show any signs of disease in the future. It always helps to know exactly what you are dealing with so as knowing how to treat it. Your state vet in Springfield may have suggestions on how to get testing closer to home.
    http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/disea...tion-mg-chronic-respiratory-disease-chickens/
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/p...lasma_gallisepticum_infection_in_poultry.html
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/82/infectious-coryza/
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/p...verview_of_infectious_coryza_in_chickens.html
     
  3. tenman78

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    No I didn't get then tested,but they have the almost duplicate symptoms and onset times as in the descriptions for Coryza, so I picked an antibiotic that helps both illnesses. Will I have to have them on constant antibiotics all their life? I really don't want to cull them all,I'm ok with them not being record layers, just don't want them to be constantly gooky and stinky.
     
  4. Eggcessive

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    Maybe some who have treated coryza in their flocks will chime in about that. Since it lasts only several days in the environment, in the future you can start over with new healthy chicks without them having the disease.
     
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    I was hoping someone who has dealt with it would give advice,thanks for the advice!
     
  6. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An overview of the disease does not suggest that it will make them "bad layers" and since many medical journals are focused on commercial farms it would most definitely mention it! In fact it would probably be mentioned even if the egg production was slightly affected.

    If they were my birds I wouldn't worry about it. If they recovered and they seem healthy I think you are good to go egg wise.

    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/p...verview_of_infectious_coryza_in_chickens.html
     
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