lethargic and sneezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenshiha, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so 2 weeks ago one of my pullets was sneezing but very active and free ranged and running but 2 days ago she is slower losing a little bit of weight because she stopped eating (not eating her diet but only grass and treats) since she doesn't eat much she is getting weaker but she still scratches in the dirt eating bugs and weed and last night I gave her some garlic and egg shells and some bread soaked in goats milk (since cow milk causes diarrhea) and today she looks a bit stronger still sneezing but running faster but not as good as before she doesn't want to come out yesterday but shes out today is there any
    natural stuff like herbs to cure her I also put some oregano in the food as I don't like using antibiotics unless its natural herbs and we don't have any vets for chicken except sheeps and cows and horse medicine or vets so no buying medicine for chicken
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She could possibly have a respiratory disease such as infectious bronchitis, which is a virus that will have to run it's course over 2-3 weeks. There are other diseases as well, bacterial and fungal as well as other viral diseases. Without testing it is difficult to know for sure. Here is a good link about diseases and symptoms: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i also don't think she is a carrier because she has been in the coop since it happened nothing wrong with the others I just put her by her self today
     
  4. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a respiratory disease to me. I had a bird that died from it and that was the early symptoms.. And then the rest started sneezing so I had to cull my flock, disinfect my coop, and start over with chicks again .. Does she have a runny nose ?
     
  5. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no she doesn't have runny nose I always check
     
  6. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my other chicken are not sneezing and look great she also looks better today so I let her free range today . Last night I gave her 3 syringes of water as I never seen her drink water much and I also gave her some greens: spearmint,oregano,fodder grass.hope she gets well oh and shes about 5-6 and a half months old
     
  7. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good if you see her getting better. Mine just got worse by the day. Hopefully she will be okay
     
  8. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you guys still think its respiratory disease and can it be a carrier and if she lays eggs (witch I hope she does) can I eat the eggs
     
  9. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would watch her for a few more days and monitor her eating and drinking. If it is a respiratory disease then she is most likely a carrier and can give it to your other birds. If you are able to separate her from the others until you can see a better difference in her. Does she lay eggs yet?
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Her eggs would be safe to eat as long as she does not get antibiotics or a wormer. Be careful using too much herbs, since they won't cure a virus or bacterial disease. If you can get her tested, then you would know if she has bronchitis or something else. Bronchitis usually spreads rapidly through a flock, and lasts several weeks. She also may be sneezing from dust in her feed or surroundings. Check her nostrils to make sure they are open and have no drainage.
     

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