Lost a chick to odd resperitory disease, rest of flock may have same disease.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SuperChickenDude327, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. SuperChickenDude327

    SuperChickenDude327 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, near the beginning of August, one of my chicks, about eight weeks old then, got an odd sickness that started out with only sneezing and a little wheezing. About a month later I found her shivering, just skin and bones, underneath a small box-container. She seemed to gasp for breath, and gurgled, or crackled a lot. After three days of her seeming to get better, she died.

    Now my entire flock sneezes quite a bit, and the leader, Georgia, has been wheezing a lot. She has a lot of watery discharge from her nostrils, as well as a couple other chickens. Today she is fairly listless.

    Please, if you know what this is, tell me. I couldn't stand loosing another chicken.
     
  2. SuperChickenDude327

    SuperChickenDude327 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Update: We have gone over a list of common resperitory diseases, and beleive it is Infectious Bronchitus, though we aren't sure. Are there any good treatments for that?
     
  3. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    no matter how you deal with this rep issue

    your survivers will be carriers and will pass it not only to off spring but to new additions


    only real solution to this is cull the lot and disinfect the whole area coops everything and start again

    its a a no chicken in or out situation till you loose the infected one and disinfect
     
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  4. dawg53

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  5. SuperChickenDude327

    SuperChickenDude327 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We only have hens, and aren't planning to add anymore any time soon, thanks.

    Culling is not an option for us. My brother is only 7 years old, and would be completely traumatized.

    Any other ways that dont involve culling?
     
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  6. dawg53

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    There are no treatments for IB.
     
  7. SuperChickenDude327

    SuperChickenDude327 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmm.

    We tried... something on the chick that died. It seemed to help her alot. I think we'll try that.
     
  8. SuperChickenDude327

    SuperChickenDude327 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Besides, we don't know what it is for sure.

    This was the closest match though.
     

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