My Hen has a cold

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CDELLINGER, May 3, 2011.

  1. CDELLINGER

    CDELLINGER New Egg

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    I have a BO Hen (Chatter Box) who has been sneezing for a while now & some times her breathing sounds raspy. We have been giving antibiotics to her but she doesn't seem to be getting any better.
    She has also stopped laying & hasn't gained as much weight as her siblings have. Other than that she seems fine, she eats & drinks like normal.
    I would really appreciate any advice on how to help her get better.

    First time poast,,,, Hope I done this right.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Welcome to BYC. Sounds like it is a chronic respiratory disease (CRD.) Since you've been using an antibiotic and it isnt working...most likely it is a viral disease. Antibiotics have no effect on viral diseases. Here's a list of common poultry diseases at this link.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    You can check all of them out if you wish, but you might start with the viral diseases first.
     
  3. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. CDELLINGER

    CDELLINGER New Egg

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    Thank You so much for the info! I'll check out these links right away!
    I don't want to loose her, she has become a favorie of mine. Anytime you pick her up she'll just sing & chatter to ya no matter how long you hold her. Which is how she got the name Chatter Box.
    I also have 15 grown chickens, 4 peeps & 14 eggs fixin to hatch next week!
    Hopefully I can get a handle on this before anyone else gets it!
    Thanks again for the help!
    This forum is Great!
     

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