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one of my jens has what appears to be crd

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by suzy5033, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. suzy5033

    suzy5033 Out Of The Brooder

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    After much research I purchased Tetracycline Hydrochloride soluble powder and am treating all 6 of my flock in their water. I plan to treat for 7 days and toss their eggs for the 7 days and then 4 days after. Im new to the chicken world and am just trying to figure it all out from sites such as this one. The only symptom I could see was her eyes were foamy. Shes eating and drinking. The feed stores in my area were sold out of injectable Tylan so I chose the Tetracycline. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    I meant one of my hens
     
  3. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have not done so, separate this hen immediately from the rest and provide her food and her medicated water. Give non-med water twice a day before you put the medicine down and when you pick it up in the evening.

    Sounds like you're doing everything right for your chicken. :)

    Please know that respiratory disease is not something that can be "cured." A survivor is a carrier for life and can relapse due to stress and/or spread the infection to other flock members.

    MrsB
     
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    The direction led me to think that I leave the medicated water down all day and remix every 24 hrs. Do they need non medicated water also? I am wanting them to drink as much of it as possible so I didn't give them any unmedicated water.
     
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    Also, I haven't separated her because I read that it's too late to prevent the rest of the flock from getting it so that's why I'm medicating all of them. They aren't pecking at her either. She's acting fine with the exception of the eyes.
     
  6. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then I'd follow directions. I've heard you should offer both. Mileage may vary depending on medication.

    So you've decided on a closed flock? :)

    MrsB
     
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    I don't know what a closed flock is.can you explain?
     
  8. dawg53

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    You are correct. The medicated water must be their sole source of water to drink during the treatment period in order for it to be effective. Make it fresh daily as you stated.
    A closed flock is not bringing new birds into your existing flock, not giving away or selling birds from your existing flock, not selling or giving away eggs to be hatched from an existing flock. A closed flock is practicing strict biosecurity as not to spread the disease to other birds. For example; you physically pick up and handle your sick bird. Then you go to the feed store and handle chicks, guess what you just did? Some diseases such as Infectious Bronchitis (IB) can be spread through the air good distances. The answer is to change clothes and shoes, take a shower before going to the feed store to not contaminate chicks when you handle them, respiratory diseases can be spread via clothing, hands, shoes etc...
    It's best to cull birds with respiratory diseases.
     
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    I'm not planning to give or sell any of my hens but I do have 8 chick in my barn that I was planning on adding to the 6 hens once they are old enough. Will they then get infected even if the hens are all well and showing no signs of crd? I know that my one hen with the foamy eyes will now be a carrier but will the other 5 be carriers? Should I never put them together? Also, does anyone know how long I treat their water and how long until their eggs are safe to eat?
     
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    I'm really concerned about my new 8 baby chicks now. All of the info I'm getting is freaking me out. I just got the 6 hens on March 1st. Should I take them back to the person I bought them from and sterilize my coop and pen and just raise my 8 chicks? I have not picked up or touched my chicks and they are in my barn, in a stall, in a brooder box far from the hens. Please give me advise!!
     

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