Looks like we got the CRuD

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 1WildHairL8tr, May 6, 2008.

  1. 1WildHairL8tr

    1WildHairL8tr In the Brooder

    Nov 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, Texas
    This morning I found one Silver laced Wyandotte hen in the coop wheezing and sneezing. She sounded like she was gurgling. I immediately removed her but I knew if she was infected, they'd probably all be. Now I just found my golden lankevelder doing the same thing. They both have white drainage from their nostrils.
    I just bought these chickens last Thursday. A total of 19 chickens. Most of them looked pretty rough -- missing lots of feathers, a couple of them very skinny.
    They're on laying pellets, scratch, black sunflower seeds, oyster shell, fresh veggies, plus free ranging all day in a 20 X 80 run.
    Unfortunately, I didn't quarantine them from the chickens I bought the following day -- they are 5 pullets, 2 cookoo maran hens and 2 araucana hens. Those girls are gorgeous, fat and full. The two araucanas and marans have laid for me every day.
    The sickly ones have given me about 8 eggs since last thursday -- stress from the move or because of sickness, I don't know.
    No others are showing any symptoms....yet.
    So I've been reading on here. (Thank God for all of you who share such invaluable advice.) I already added vitamins to their water and I have isolated the two sick girls. I will find the antibiotic injections tomorrow and buy new shavings to replace the old. Oxine is what I should disinfect with, right? Am I missing anything?
    Am I making the wrong diagnosis?
    Thanks everyone.
    Pray for my babies -- of course, I'm already attached.
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Sounds like you really have it. You may just want to get the antibiotic spowder to mix in the water if that is easier for you. You can get it at your local feed store. Good luck with them.
  3. warren

    warren Songster

    Sep 29, 2007
    Sorrry to hear of your problem 1Wild.
    The symptoms sound just like what I have just had with a new pol that I bought on Monday. I took her back today and got my money back. It would be unfair to sell you sick hens so you should get your money back if the dealer is worth his/her salt.
  4. 1WildHairL8tr

    1WildHairL8tr In the Brooder

    Nov 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Well, part of the reason I brought them home was because of how they looked. They were not pets. I felt sorry for them. But I think I may have bit off more than I can chew!

    I was supposed to be picking up some extras for a friend, but as we were driving home, he said he'd changed his mind. So, needless to say, I have a full house. Waaay more than I originally wanted -- in fact 10 more! But, oh well, there's a reason for everything.

    Today the isolated girls are still very sick.

    The rest of the flock seems okay. They're chipper and eating very well. They all had something to say to me when I went out to feed them! "Hurry up lady!!"

    I heard one sneeze, but it's very, very windy and wet here and has been for a few days. I picked her up and didn't hear any rattling or see any drainage. I also noticed some YUCKY poop on and under their roosts today. Boy howdy! Some of it is green and slimy, some yellowish, some brown. All of it is pretty loose, not formed too well. I'm having a hard time truly figuring out exactly what this is, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. I know this: they're sick!!!

    Will you share the powder doseage with me? Is it still Tylan 50?

    While they are being treated and we cannot consume their eggs, should I go ahead and worm them? Some of that poop looks pretty suspicious to me. Or could it be coryza?

    TOO MUCH!!
  5. EllyMae

    EllyMae Songster

    That sounds like the same illness that the Case Farms chicken houses are fighting here in my area. The chickens are basically drowning in their own mucous. One of my best friends owns chicken houses that Case supplies chickens for and it is pretty brutal. If it is the same one, it is airborne so be careful. I hope your flock recovers.
  6. 1WildHairL8tr

    1WildHairL8tr In the Brooder

    Nov 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, Texas
    What is your friend doing to try to contain it?
    I'm so worried.
    I just feel so bad for them.
    I thought I was helping them, but now they're so sick.

    Thanks for the support. I don't want any money back. I wouldn't want to take them back -- she had so many birds and was wanting to get rid of these. I just want them to get well.
  7. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Good luck to you! At least you know that you tried to save the poor birds. I hope they recover.
  8. EllyMae

    EllyMae Songster

    Well, in her situation, you are talking about houses that hold 20,000 chickens each so from what I understand, they are doing "walk throughs" and disposing of the dead chickens each day. Unless I understood wrong, they don't give meds. I will ask her again today to be sure. I have doctored sick animals in the past and know how frustrating it can be...my heart goes out to you.
  9. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    Not picking on you but please note all you newbies...what did we learn here...

  10. 1WildHairL8tr

    1WildHairL8tr In the Brooder

    Nov 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I know eggzetera.
    My heart is broken and I feel so ashamed.
    I KNEW better. I've been reading this forum for a long time.
    I have so many excuses, but none are good enough. Now they are all exposed and could all get sick and possibly die.
    My DH just got home and we are on our way to hunt for the meds I don't have.

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