My new farm... And we have problems

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by younghipchicky, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. younghipchicky

    younghipchicky Hatching

    Jan 27, 2016
    I bought 6 chickens at an auction 3 pullets and 3 early layers, my babies were instantly showing signs of illness within 24 hours. I separated them from the other birds and saw on here that I could give them

  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    Welcome, sorry about your new additions. Hope you quarantined them from the existing flock.

    And hope you can get some help from the seller.
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Most auctions sale sick birds. I'd post here.

    Good luck with your girls. :hugs
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sick birds from an auction seems to happen quite a bit from what I've read on BYC. I'm sorry it's happened to you and also hope you had them isolated from your existing flock. It's not always easy to tell an ill bird from a healthy one and very easy to pass along illnesses and pests.

    Please post in the emergency/illness forum for some assistance with the sick birds if you have questions.

    Good luck to you!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please do most on the e/r thread in the most detail possible, age, symptoms,how long they are acting ill...

  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. JacksFarmNGardn

    JacksFarmNGardn Songster

    Dec 26, 2015
    New York

    Give them? Sounds like you didn't finish. What signs of illness did you see? If you separated them from the other birds,your other birds have already been exposed and may need preventative treatment. You should always quarantine new birds when you first get them.
  8. younghipchicky

    younghipchicky Hatching

    Jan 27, 2016
    I bought them all together- but different flocks. They are quarantined and I am continuing meds. Seems to be working slowly. Eyes were the major symptoms- verry infected and bubbly - I will keep them on it for another week or so! Hope this won't effect eggs or liver of the chickens when they age a bit! Thanks y'all [​IMG]
  9. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    If you happen to loose one it would be very wise and very helpful to you to get a necropsy done by your state's poultry pathology lab. Or take a live one to an avain vet if you can fine one and have some testing done. There are many diseases chickens can get, some are much worse then others in terms of how often they recur and how hard they are to manage. Even after they recover your birds will be carriers with the potential to infect any new birds or chicks you get later. Length of carrier status depends on what they have. Knowing what you are dealing with here will help you know best how to treat it and manage it long term, and if you even want to do so. With some diseases it's best to depopulate and start over rather then take what could be a long term, ongoing problem.

    I would also avoid poultry auctions like the plague in the future, just for this very reason. Just the thought of setting foot in those places gives me the heebie jeebies lol.

  10. JacksFarmNGardn

    JacksFarmNGardn Songster

    Dec 26, 2015
    New York

    Sounds like they have sinus infections probably caused by MG. They will be carriers for life,and will affect eggs. I have sinus infections in one now and had another one 3 wks ago. I decided to treat and keep,vs cull them all and start over. I read that 75-89% of all chickens are carriers. Also it doesnt even seem to matter where you get them,whether you hatch out your own, from a harchery of get chicks from a feed store. If you want to breed out your own stock, hatch rates can be affected as well. I figured i will just keep mine for eating eggs,and treat if they show symptoms.

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