My silkies have a cold!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by luvanimals3, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. luvanimals3

    luvanimals3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some new silkies and they seem to have a cold of some sort. Their only symptom is nasal discharge. They are eating and acting normal. I have given them two rounds of antibiotics and it hasnt seemed to really work. Any suggestions? I heard silkies are known for being sick is this true?
     
  2. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apple cider vinegar. about a tsp to a gallon of water and a couple cloves of garlic in it. Someone shared this with me on BYC and I was sceptical and it worked!
     
  3. luvanimals3

    luvanimals3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome I will definetly try that!THANKS![​IMG]
     
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  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Keep them separate from your other birds. They could be carriers of a disease that could wipe out your entire flock. Ask Gumpsgirl: she had this happen last summer and it was devastating.

    See the sticky thread under "Managing your flock", by Speckledhen.

    You may wish to search for "nasal discharge" on BYC to see what others have experienced.
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what antibiotic did you give?
     
  6. luvanimals3

    luvanimals3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Terramycin. And I did make sure it was for chickens also!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Please research the site for these symptoms. I am so weary of people being sold sick birds! Antibiotics will do nothing for a virus. And Terramycin is very weak, so it may not do anything anyway, depending on what they have. Please do a search on chicken diseases and what "carrier" means.
     
  8. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. luvanimals3

    luvanimals3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could their symptoms be weather related? I live in Ga and it warmed up to about seventy degrees the past few days it was like they never had any nasal discharge.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You know, I'd check the ammonia levels in your coop. That will cause clear nasal discharge if it's too intense.
     

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