Pullets sick with yellow discharge coming out of nose

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CrestedGirl, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    We have 4 maran pullets around 2 months old. We got them at a show last saturday and we don`t really know any details. All 4 of them keep sneezing and have a yellow discharge coming out of their noses. We think that they probably had this before we bought them. They also have diarhea and they have been sleeping alot. They are eating and drinking just fine, we only give them grower crumbles and water. We put some VET RX around their noses and we tryed to give them some. We put them in a pyramid wire crate all together in shavings. Do you think it could be just a cold, or something else. I will try to post a pic.
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    When ever they drink water they sneez, what should i give them?
     
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  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Do you think it could just be the dirt?
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Should i just let them on grass? Please help [​IMG]
     
  5. sabrig15

    sabrig15 New Egg

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    Hi: Sorry to hear about your hens. Consider isolating them from the rest of your chickens. If they spent time with your other chickens you may want to treat all of them at the same time. It sounds like they have a "cold". Smell their breath to see if it does not smell so good. If it smells bad it could be coryza. Cold or coryza treating them with Tylan water soluble powder antibiotic for 5 day works for me in cases like that. I use 1/4 of tsp for each quart of water. Mix new solution each day. I buy the Tylan 100g jar from ebay for $49.95 including shipping. Type Tylan on the ebay search. I know it sounds expensive but I think it is a great antibiotic to have with your chicken meds. Watch if they are eating, tylan may take away their hunger. I give them meal worms at least one time a day during treatment, at least 20 worms each. The girls should love them. I hope this helps.
    Sandy
     
  6. nurseronda

    nurseronda Out Of The Brooder

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    Bummer. I have a couple sick chicks and I found this site in my research. Gives lots of signs and symptoms of chicken diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    Just copy and paste on your address bar. It's a PDF file.
     
  7. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    I smelt their breath and it smells like a cross between rotten eggs and a dead animal. I believe they have coryza. I am going to get that tylan powder. Thanks
     
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  8. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are treating Coryza the chickens may get better, but they will be carriers of the disease always. Even if it is something else respiratory, it is the same. Many folks would cull in this situation. Did you have them separated from the rest of your flock in quarantine? Hopefully yes, because it is also very contagious. I hope everything works out for you. It's a very tough situation.
     
  9. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Yes we did separate them from the rest of the flock, I am just so dissapointed that someone would sell birds with coryza. So do you think we should just cull them? [​IMG]
     
  10. nurseronda

    nurseronda Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I have been thinking hard about whether I need to cull my 3 egg layers. First one got sick (wheezing, sneezing, labored breathing, poor oral intake and little lethargy, no egg laying for a month). She was much better by the next day and the 2nd chicken started getting sick the same day and was acting quite sick the next day, but now is acting and looking normally. Now my third chicken is sneezing and I assume she will go through the same symptoms. Do chickens get colds that they just get over? Or is it best to just cull since they may be carriers of something more serious? I have little chicks that are completely separate from them, but I don't know if it's best to just start over with the chicks. I'm not using the few eggs I'm getting anyway, since they've been sick. Any experience or advice from more experienced chicken people out there. I'm really torn about what is best.
     

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