Possibly Newcastle?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SarahBeth, May 21, 2008.

  1. SarahBeth

    SarahBeth Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 8week old Leghorn Pullet who is healthy and developing normally. I noticed about a week ago she seemed a bit hoarse when I picked her up and she began chirping loudly.

    Over the past few days she has grow increaseingly worse- now even her "soft chirps" she uses to communicate with others is hoarse. She sneezes on occations- they are very soft, single sneezes.

    Other than that, there are no problems- food and water intake is good, normal poop, normal activity. She spends her days flying around the coop, climbing up the poles I put in for her to roost on, and harrasing the dogs outside the coop by chirping at them.

    The only thing I could think of that would cause those symptoms would be Newcastle, but I thought I would get the option of someone with more experince. Anyone have any ideas of what it is or what I can do to treat it?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    I am not sure what to tell you, since I have no experience with Newcastle, but you should have her separated from the others until you are sure what you are dealing with.
     
  3. SarahBeth

    SarahBeth Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I'm not familiar with poultry medications or vaccinations, but is there any kind of broad-spectrum vacc that you think would help until I figure out what the problem is?
     
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