Previously under the weather but now seems really worn out

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SouthShoreCoop, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. SouthShoreCoop

    SouthShoreCoop Just Hatched

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    One of my girls sleeps all the time following an illness, it's been 9 days since she started to show signs of gape worms or a respiratory illness. I treated them for both. They're all sneezing off and on. But poor Elsa seems to just be zonked. She sleeps in the nesting box at night and during the day while they're in the coop she sleeps with her head under her wing or sits with her eyes closed. Any more I could/should be doing?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What did you treat her with originally?
    Can you take her to a vet?
    Any sneezing, eye/nose discharge?

    It could be a respiratory disease like like Infectious Bronchitis or Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (MG). Depending on what illness it is, you can try using Tylan or Oxytetracycline to treat any secondary infections. Tylan dosage is 1tsp per gallon of water for 3-5days. The Oxy dosage depends on which brand you use.

    Keep in mind most respiratory illnesses are contagious and infected birds-even when they are showing no symptoms are considered carriers for life. I have provided you with links to common poultry diseases that will help you get started on your research.

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/disea...tion-mg-chronic-respiratory-disease-chickens/
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/78/infectious-bronchitis-ib/

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...acycline-antibiotic-in-water/70#post_17143928
     
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