my hens have rattly chest and flu like symptons,what must i do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by luvmyhens2bits, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. luvmyhens2bits

    luvmyhens2bits New Egg

    Sep 27, 2012
    my rooster came down very fast with a rattly/chesty thing and was very down,i got antibiotics and wormer from vet and he got better but not getting well,2 days later 2 ens have it 2,other hens are clear,need to get them well asap,advice please ;)
  2. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    What antibiotics have you got?
    Is your rooster & separated from the others?

    I'd now be treating the whole flock, as it's likely to spread right through. An antibiotic added to the drinking water might be easiest. All need worming too, and the coop & run disinfecting.

    It can take a few weeks for them to fully recover, so don't worry if progress is slow. You're on the right track!

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