Mycoplasma gallisepticum? Please help.

GermanKennhuhn

Crowing
Oct 10, 2015
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I hate to say it, but this is most likely MG. I dealt with MS a few months ago in chicks that I picked up from a local breeder. The good news is that you don't have to give up on your other flock yet! There is the possibility that your other birds aren't sick! We ended up culling the sick chicks. It saved our established flock. Here is the link if you want to see the detailed process we went through.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/respiratory-problems-help.1386607/
Oh, I hope not:(
Sorry about the MS.
I wish. I’m afraid that all my birds have been exposed by now.
Thank you for the link. I’ll check it out if I find time.
 

Eggcessive

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Sorry that the chicken is worse, and that you have lost a pullet. The pullet can be sent to the state lab for testing and a necropsy, and if the first sick chicken is more ill, I would cull her as well. Some state vets will do a necropsy on 2-3 birds for the price of one. Wrap the chickens in double garbage bags and keep them cold in a cooler or refrigerator, but do not freeze them. Here is a list of state vets that includes yours:
https://www.metzerfarms.com/PoultryLabs.cfm
 

GermanKennhuhn

Crowing
Oct 10, 2015
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New England
Sorry that the chicken is worse, and that you have lost a pullet. The pullet can be sent to the state lab for testing and a necropsy, and if the first sick chicken is more ill, I would cull her as well. Some state vets will do a necropsy on 2-3 birds for the price of one. Wrap the chickens in double garbage bags and keep them cold in a cooler or refrigerator, but do not freeze them. Here is a list of state vets that includes yours:
https://www.metzerfarms.com/PoultryLabs.cfm
Thanks.
I should’ve sent the pullet in for necropsy, but I wasn’t thinking and buried her.
I don’t know.. I’m really fond of her. If she passes I’ll send her in, but I don’t know if I’m ready to cull her yet. I’ll keep it in mind though.
Thanks for the link and advice!
 

PeterJohn86

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Jul 18, 2020
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It's always the most precious ones... I feel you. The good news is that last week I had one who started showing symptoms and after three days of drinking water with doxycycline she's completely cured - showing no symptoms at all.
I truly believe there is still hope, but you must act quickly. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and your flock.
 

GermanKennhuhn

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This is the pullet with the watery eye today:
DA3865FE-1C91-4930-AE99-84D9765F8DC1.jpeg

Sorry about the quality.
I think it looks a little better today.
I’m still trying to schedule testing. :barnie
 

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