Just an up-date

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Robert McGaughey, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Ok I've found out what is wrong its Coryza dang it. I'm treating it with Duramycin-10 started it yesterday, only mix'n up a gal at a time so it does go to waste, I bought some straw from a local farmer to use on the floor and going to clean out the coop everyday, I'm pray'n for the best. Thanks everyone.

    [​IMG] Alright now, all seems well, (thank god). They all are eating and drinking very well. Going to keep them on the antibody for another 10 days like the package says. Also feeding medicated feed, all I could find was Starter/Grower so I'm mixing it with the Grower/Finisher about half and half, going to do that till I run outa the Starter/Grower.

    It was a nice day today (42) so I let em out for some fresh air and some running room, [​IMG] it was great to see em haul butt to the door. I know it's only been 2 days of treatment but they are acting like their old selves again. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Mine were doing that and I figured out it was from moldy feed.
  3. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Eastern IA
    There is a couple of things you can try to perk them up that doesn't cost a lot. Blue Ribbon is an packet of electrolyte you can get pretty cheap at farm supply stores to put in their water. If they don't want to drink you may need to give it to them with a syringe. Also probiotics will help if it is a digestive issue. Yogurt is a good treat to give them and may tempt them if they are off their feed. Maybe wouldn't hurt to put them on a medicated crumble. Also what is the temp where you are? if they are cold stressed warming them up can't hurt.
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    They look like they also have yellow snot around their nostrils. Could be coryza or a number of other upper respitory diseases.

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    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  5. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2009
    Could be nothing at all wrong. Maybe they had just eaten before you checked on them. There's not a lot to for them to do in winter, so they do a lot of standing around. When it's really cold, they often just hang out in the coop, waiting for spring to come. I'd wait and watch before giving any sort of medication.
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
  7. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    It looks like I do when I have allergies. I think you should inspect your feed for mold as someone else suggested.
    (For clarification, I get puffy with allergies, no beak and comb thing happens.)
  8. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine are kind of dozey today too... hanging out in the coop and not overly excited about grub... Its not really cold but it is windy...I think the wind freaks them out a little when it scuttles the leaves around and waves the branches over their heads. Ill check on them again in a bit, but it didnt strike me as an illness...I called them lazy girls to their faces [​IMG]
  9. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2009
    Just looked at the 2nd photo more closely. Now that I see the puffy eyes - I think you do have something going on if you are saying that they have that puffiness again. I doubt allergies, the chances of which would be vanishingly small, I think, in 4 chx at the same time. Looks like a cold - very common, and contagious. Usually they fight it and it goes away, but watch for discharge, which could mean bacterial infection. For now, in the absence of bacterial infection, assume it is a cold (viral), and maybe give them a little boost with vitamins and electrolytes.
  10. I really need help here it has gotten worse, check out pics a discrip at top of post.

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