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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by plogan, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. plogan

    plogan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had some respatory problems I have given all of my grown chickens tylan50 they are fine now all my young are dying or rattling in their chests should I kull everything I hate to do that it is my grandparents bloodline and these are the last of them what should I do
     
  2. plogan

    plogan Out Of The Brooder

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    When I spray with ammonia halos long do I need to wait to get some more chickens and what about the dirt in the pens spray it also
     
  3. Flytieguy

    Flytieguy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure on what others do but in the past I had some with rattling and wheezing. What I did was add about 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per gallon of water and within a few days all cleared up and they would be fine.
    I have some friends that do this every three months just to make sure that the chickens stay healthy.

    The only drawback on this is if you are using metal containers it will make the containers get rusty.

    Hope this helps and good luck!!
     
  4. plogan

    plogan Out Of The Brooder

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    Will this help the young babies also they are the ones that are dying
     
  5. Flytieguy

    Flytieguy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am sorry to hear that. I honestly don't know if it will help the young chicks or not but I would try it. Another thing to check would be to see if there are any lice or mites on the chicks. You can google for images etc. Lice and or mites can cause a lot of harm to the chickens. I hope you find what is causing the chicks to get sick and find a cure quickly. Good luck!
     
  6. plogan

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    Thanks a lot I'll try it in just hate raising them and then they die I raised about 80 this year and only 15 have survived bad percentage
     
  7. Eggcessive

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    You need to get a chicken tested, either by having your vet or local NPIP collect a nasal or vent swab, or sacrifice a bird to the state vet for a necropsy to find out what they have. Coryza, ILT, and coryza don't, but MG can transfer to hatching eggs, but not in each case. You might be able to collect hatching eggs, and keep the line of your GF's breed going. Here is some info on diseases, and how long they last in the environment after cleaning and disinfection of the premises:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    http://umaine.edu/livestock/poultry/mycoplasma-gallisepticum-faq/
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps034
     

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