My Chickens are dropping like flies please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cmcdow, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Cmcdow

    Cmcdow New Egg

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    I have been losing my 3 month old pullets like crazy. They first show signs of a "cold". Eyes foamy and watery then close, plugged nostrils, puffy face, puffed up feathers, general appearance is one of not feeling well. They appear to be sleeping quite a bit or at least their head will kind of droop forward accompanied by yellowish poop. I have a Poultry Heatly Book and they could have so many of the diseases in there. But I'm leaning toward Chronic Respiratory Disease. I got all these chicks and have spent a lot of time and money on them and am just sick about this. I have lost probably 6 or so by now and there a 3 more that look like they're right behind them. I am treating them with Sulfur medication recomended by the feed store. However, it is obviously not working. Please give me some advice that will help my little girls make it! I have beautiful, Speckled Sussex, Golden Lace Wyandottes and Silver Lace Wyandottes, Butter cups, All kinds of Cochins and Brown Leghorns.
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree it sounds like respiratory disease. Separate the healthy ones from the sick ones. I don't know how to help them but apparenty you have looked it up so do what the article says! I hope some one comes along that can help you... good luck.
     
  3. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i believe sulfer medication is for cocci. for respitory, you need antibiotics. i believe it's two teaspoons to a gallon of water first 2 days, one teaspoon 5 days after. but make sure and check on that.
     
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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