1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    What are the symptoms of MG?
    Also is it possible that only the roos get it?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    From http://poultrykeeper.com/chickens/health/mycoplasma-gallisepticum.html

    Symptoms: in many instances Mycoplasma Gallisepticum infection in poultry is aggravated by respiratory colibacillosis and the complex is designated "Chronic Respiratory Disease" The most common indicators are the gooey stuck together eyes or runny eyes. Runny nasal pasages. Sneezing, coughing, wheezing and rattley breathing that can be described as “Darth Vader” breathing.

    As the infection gets worse, a blue comb and wattles indicate it is severely compromising the bird’s respiratory system and the bird isn’t getting enough oxygen in to its tissues. There is a real risk of them dieing at this point quite suddenly.

    Stress in birds is the biggest trigger for bouts of Myco or IB, changes in weather, home, new birds, lack of water, poor diet etc. cause stress so its best to avoid causing any unnecessary stress in your birds.

    If one has it, most in with him would have it, too, I'd think. I doubt only a rooster would get it unless he's separate from the others.​
     
  3. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Thanks
    I have lost 2 Roosters in the last 2 days and i dont know why so i was thinking MG the hens are looking fine tho.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No idea why only the roosters have died. What are their symptoms? Does it sound like the ones above?
     
  5. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Their breathing was rattly and his comb was purple until i took him in and put him on a heating pad and he had greenish poo and he was nooding his head.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The purple comb was probably from not getting enough oxygen, the green poop was from not eating (most likely--that is bile showing up). What is causing both those things I can't say for sure.


    Check out this chart and go down the symptoms column:

    http://www.welphatchery.com/poultry_health.asp
     
  7. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    ok so now i lost a hen so idk wats going on im going to tty to get them tested by the NPIP people so...
     

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