Ongoing sickness

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zanily, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Zanily

    Zanily Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my bantam hens has runny orange/yellow droppings and sneezes quite often.

    The hen has had this problem before but it cleared up by itself quite quickly. I've left her for a couple of days but this time the sickness has continued.

    The hen is not yet at POL. I raised her as a chick myslef, she has been off heat and happily living outdoors for a few weeks. The rest of my flock seem healthy.

    Does anyone know what's wrong?
     
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  3. Zanily

    Zanily Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you earlybird.

    The sickness has gone again now. I'm guessing she ate something that didn't agree with her!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Sounds like a mycoplasma to me. A bacterial infection. It is difficult to treat and is contagious to the flock. Try putting her on some antibiotics for a week or so and see if it helps out a bit. It might not hurt to put some vitamins/minerals in the water for a few weeks to pump up the immune system.
     

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