my chicken are sick n i dont know what it is

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by axldavis, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. axldavis

    axldavis Hatching

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    these are my 2 chickens i knw are sick i removed them from the pen from the others and i i dontkno whats happened they just sit their n baily d but the d drink little what do i do n what is the diseae called and whas the nme of sme meds i can buy i bouht wazne but m not sure ifts the right stuff i read in a mgizin it might be type of prasite or it ght be eye wor but nt sure please help me im freakin out bout my birds
     
  2. Angiebubs

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    Can you answer the following questions as it may help others to respond with some advice:

    How old are the birds that appear to be sick? How long have you had them?

    Are their poops normal? If not what do they look like? Runny? Bright green? watery? any signs of blood?
    How long have they been acting sick?
    Is their breathing normal? Is there any sneezing, runny noses, or do they pant/have their mouths hang open when breathing? Any head shaking?
    Have you checked them for mites/lice? (Around the tail area at the base of the feathers)
     
  3. Eggcessive

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    Welcome to BYC. I agree that more information is needed, but the one chicken whose swolleneyes are shown looks to have a respiratory disease, possibly MG or coryza. Do they have rattles when breathing, coughing, nasal drainage, or foam/bubbles in the eyes? Do they smell bad from their heads? Wazine will only treat for roundworms, not a respiratory disease. Oxytetracycline or Tylan would be a better choice for treatment, although they can still be carriers. Culling them from your flock may be something you want to think about. Here is some reading:
    http://www.extension.org/pages/68127/infectious-coryza-in-poultry#.U9prJfldVWM
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/disea...ction-mg-chronic-respiratory-disease-chickens
     
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  4. axldavis

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    their poop looks kinda dry but more like normal their eye has only blown up just reciently they been laying around with their eyes closed for some time i just thought it was they were just tired n i live in texas cause i do now know their are diseased that are more common in the south and their poop is brown and white i picked them up yesterday and i put water with the wazine in it to give them a drink cause i wasnt sure it it was round worm they dont seem to be weezing or snotty noses thy just look like their tired laying around in the shade i put them in the shade and put a cloth over it to help keep them coolthey dont realy smell i had them up by my upper chest i did not smell anything and their heads are not shakking and their 14 weeks old their caramel queens i had them since they were 6 weeks old i dont think they had lice what would they look like and how lose do i need toget to smell their heads also i not realy sure if their poop is bad because they were in with 4 other chickens
     
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  5. axldavis

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    the sick chickens are drinking water also ii think atleast eating some
     
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  6. Eggcessive

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    I think if you picked up the chicken you would notice the odor of coryza--someone just posted that that it smells like dead roadkill, but I haven't seen it before. You may be dealing with MG, but testing would be the only way to find out. If you cull and send one in for a necropsy, you could also find out what they have. Did they drink the Wazine water? Sick birds may not drink enough of the medicated water when they feel bad--that is why the Tylan 50 injectible might be best. Dosage is 1 ml given 1/4 inch into the breast muscle once a day for 3 days. Use a 22 gauge needle, and pull back on the syringe before injecting to make sure you are not in a blood vessel. Here is another link to read about the different respiratory diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  7. axldavis

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    no they dont have any odor they smell normal and no mites normal poop and yes they drank plenty of wazine watter they drink the water and also i give them some on a qtip with it dipped into the bottle i use a clean new qtip for each bird poop is brown like normal not to hard not to liquidy also i bought probiotics and vet rx and i rubbed it all over all my birds and i put it in their drinking water and iput the probiotics i all their water n i also put them meds of wazine and the probiotics and the vet rx on 3 different qtips n administered it to the 2 birds in the picture 2day to make sure they got the meds
     
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  8. Eggcessive

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    If there is no odor, but the eyes are swollen, it may be MG. Still, you can't know for sure without testing. As long as they are drinking, you can try the oxytetracycline or Tylan Powder in their water. Most feed stores carry those. Just remember that you need to close your flock to any new birds coming in, or birds or hatching eggs going out. Hatching eggs can carry MG. Sorry that this is going on with your birds.
     
  9. axldavis

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    just wondering if i keep these chickens away from the others since they can still carry it can i still eat their eggs or not and would it be safe to eat the meat later when their older
     
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  10. Eggcessive

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    Once their symptoms are gone, and they are laying again the eggs should be safe to eat. You may or may not want to eat the meat after treating with antibiotics. I'm sure you will get different answers from different people. Most antibiotics are used off label with chickens, so you would want to wait a month (depending on the drug used) before consuming either.
     

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