Odds that my baby chicks have CRD

Gem1030

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So we bought 3 new little baby chicks from a trusted store that I've purchased from in the past. 2 days later I traded my silkie roosters (very sad, not allowed to have roosters) for 5 week old chicks....4 of them. I had all seven of them in a brooder together. This was on Sunday. Today (Tuesday) I noticed 2 of the older chicks had bubbling swollen eyes and sneezing. As soon as I noticed I separated the chicks. I have the 3 babies in a new clean space and the other 4 I gave back to the person I got them from. My question is what are the chances my new little babies contracted this disease? Will I know it? I have a strong healthy flock and I dont want to add these babies if they are now carrier's.
 

Pork Pie

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Probably by the time you saw the symptoms, I'd say its more than likely that the other chicks could be infected. Personally, I would not take the chance - it's simply not worth it.
 

charles1980

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Hello, what do you guys use to cure the chicks of CRD since the ban of water soluble antibiotics? Thanks
 

Eggcessive

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Hello, what do you guys use to cure the chicks of CRD since the ban of water soluble antibiotics? Thanks
CRD, a term that sometimes is used for MG or mycoplasma gallisepticum, stands for chronic respiratory disease. Chronic means that the disease is never cured--the chicken has it, is a carrier for life, and although the symptoms may go away, they may return during a period of stress--during a molt, cold weather or other stresses.
Tylan 50 injectable may be used to treat symptoms. Dosage is 0.2ml per pound of weight given orally or by injection twice a day for 5 days. Tylan Soluble Powder may be obtained from a vet with a prescription, and is used in the drinking water. Take a look at the link in post #3 for symptoms and treatment of MG and other common respiratory diseases, such as coryza, ILT, and bronchitis. Flocks with MG should be closed--no birds in or out to control the disease.
 

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