New birds... new symptoms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cmhudson33, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. cmhudson33

    cmhudson33 In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2014
    Silver Spring, MD
    We lost our original flock of 3 hens, perfectly healthy, to a fox the other evening.

    So I went back to the place I purchased these from and bought 4 more hens. about 6 days ago.

    Now two of them have bubbly eyes and have the terrible respiratory rattle going on. I have separated them from the other two.

    I am going to go to our local feed store to see what medications they have. Also, how does one find out where to bring a sick bird to be tested (and if those tests might be free as they are in some states).

    We are in Maryland.

    I am not opposed to culling if that is the best route for them and us. We do have three barred rock pullets but i have them free ranging and then sleeping in a separate coop.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I would take them back and disinfect everything. MG and coryza which may be the illness last in the environment only a few days. I would not add them to my flock.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I would cull them.

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