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Pullorum Disease in 1 wk old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JessaLynn, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had to cull a chick who was suffering from Pullorum Disease.It was very weak,runny white poo and all.I'm scared for my other 40 chicks and wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem before and what did you do?
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Pullorum, if that what it is, is a reportable. are you sure that's what it is, were did your chicks come from, a hatchery. If one has then they all probably have it. keep those birds away from anything else you have.
     
  3. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 6 of them from TSC (MT.Healthy) and have lost two already.Similiar symptoms in both.I am not 100% certain that's what it is but the symptoms they had described it. Both were Buff Cochin and now I have a Patridge that seems lethargic.Any suggestions what I could give them or do to stop it?
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    If its pullorum they are all lost, but (mt. healthy) should be pullorum free. How long have you had them, are they with any other birds
     
  5. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OHH NOOO!! I hope it isn't that.[​IMG]
    I have had them since day old and now are over a week old.They are with my other batch that are from Welp Hatchery and those are 1 week old today.They are in my garage in a brooder. The one that just died had ruffled feathers,white poo,pasted butt,lethargic,kept it's eyes closed and just laid there.Could it be something else?
     
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  6. horsejody

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    Call your local extention office or the state university and ask if there is any place that can do a necropsy.
     
  7. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot we already barried it. How long would it take for the disease to affect a chick?
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Lets hope so, you might want to separate the welp birds from the others. just to be safe but it might be passed on already, lets hope not [​IMG] I'm hoping that someone else answers you for I realy don't know, they are other things that could be wrong including a problem at TSC that you don't know about. Pullorum is passed through the egg. and dander from the chicks.
     
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  9. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help.I have seperated them now hoping it wont kill all of them whatever it is. [​IMG] I'm going to change the brooder litter and clean it real good to hoping it might help. So frustrating and heartbreaking [​IMG] My poor babies!
     

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