My chickens are sick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by copon2900, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. copon2900

    copon2900 Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed that my chickens had lice a few days ago so tomorrow I am sorting that out. I have all the correct stuff to use. I also notice they have runny noses and are coughing/sneezing. They keep shaking their heads and wheezing but I can't afford to take them to a vet! What do I do?!
    Any comments will help!
     
  2. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and give them elctrolights in their water, and make sure they have a very warm coop
     
  4. copon2900

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    Ok thank you, I'm not quite sure how to keep the coop warm, it's a horse stable thats been modified to keep out predators so it's just a stable door and it's not insulated :(
     
  5. BigECarter

    BigECarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Luckily it is summer, so heat might not be critical. I have been dealing with ailing/dying juvies. At least with respiratory issues you hopefully have a good plan of attack. I suggest you check out www.hencam.com. Look at the henblog. Terry had a fairly severe bout of illness last month and was able to nurse all back to health. She posted what she did and why. Useful stuff.
     
  6. copon2900

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    Thank you so much! :)
     
  7. GingerJane

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    Hope the best for your chickens !
     
  8. copon2900

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    Found out that they could possibly have IB. Anyone know how I could get rid of it?
     

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