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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TK Poultry, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    ok i had some chickens with a respitory problem (3) have been giving them Tylan 50 for a week but ive read that chickens dont get colds they get diseases they carry for life and infect others and all kinds of bad things and most people say cull cull cull what should i do they are almost over it!!! and i LOVE my chickens and dont know what to do!!! Could i keep them w/o problems and could i put them with the flock after the symptoms are gone?
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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    The only way to know what is going on with them is to have an avian vet do some blood work. It may help you in determining the right course of action. I'm happy to hear they're getting better, but it is true that some diseases stay with them for life, so better to know.
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I agree with hinkjc. Get some blood tests done.
  4. max101

    max101 Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    Some Repiratory diseases do leave your flock as carriers but not all do. Chickens may not get colds but they dont need to be culled if they get a sniffle or discharge from the face.

    +++Always make sure you know what you are dealing with before making any decisions. ++

    Different respiratory problems have diferent symptons. Coryza has its symptons a rotten smell while Mareks and other diseases have theirs. Alot of diseases have close symptons. Remember too that if you keep a closed flock not bringing any in or letting any of yours out you and your chickens may have a long life together.
    Some respiratory problems only come out if the bird is stressed like coryza other than that they appear normal.

    Do what YOU feel is right. You are the one that has the final say.

    I really hope everything goes fine for you and your chickens.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    i am the one that has the final say and im just silly over my chickens and i feel they are making progress i was going to acess the situation later this week or when the worst off of the birds were completely diesease free i was under the thought pattern that something very serious would be more fatal than something run of the mill i want to keep a closed flock but adding bantams so after that making that a huge possiblility..... but do you think it would be a bad decision to keep them would it hinder my complete flock???? would have any influence on egg sales???

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