New Pullet with Troubling Signs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickens by the Sea, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Chickens by the Sea

    Chickens by the Sea Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 21, 2008
    Ventura, CA
    Hello,

    I just brought home a 3 month old buff orpington pullet who is showing some signs of illness. She is bright eyed, and her feathers look good, but her nose is a little runny with clear discharge. She also is thin. Her poop is watery, with some solid pieces. She does sneeze a bit.

    Any thoughts of what she has, or treatments? We have her isolated at the moment. I would love to be able to try to treat her at home. If not, I am going to try to take her back. :-(
     
  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    Were your other chickens exposed to her before she was seperated? There are incubation periods that can last for 3 weeks in some chicken diseases...So you may want to keep a sharp eye on your chickens if they were exposed to her...
    I have heard of some people traeting birds with antibiotics, and I've heard some others say its not worth the risk to mess around with anything like that in the respiratory system. Hopefully someone chimes in that can actually just give you some advice!
     
  3. Chickens by the Sea

    Chickens by the Sea Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 21, 2008
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    Thanks! No I just got her, and have not exposed any of my other hens.
     

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