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Sassylas1

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I have a hen that was showing signs of respiratory infection..after a couple weeks of LA 200, vet RX and humidifier she is back to normal and devouring her yogurt and food. How long after all signs of sickness are gone can I return her to the flock?
 

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If she is fine now, I would put her back, but watch for any pecking or bullying. A dog crate with food and water inside the coop is a good way to get her back slowly if they attack her.
 

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I have a hen that was showing signs of respiratory infection..after a couple weeks of LA 200, vet RX and humidifier she is back to normal and devouring her yogurt and food. How long after all signs of sickness are gone can I return her to the flock?
Any idea what she may have had?
There are many causes of respiratory infection - from molds to contagious respiratory diseases that can make birds carriers for the rest of their life.

It's up to you whether or not you want to put her back with the flock, but if she's "recovered" then re-introducing her any time would be o.k. Sometimes stress can make them relapse, so you would want to keep watch on her.
 

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More than likely, the sick one was exposed to a respiratory disease at the same time as the flockmates. Respiratory diseases are hard to distinguish from one another since symptoms can be similar, but can be caused by virus, bacteria, or fungus. Most of those except fungus, can make the flock carriers. I would close a flock to new birds after an outbreak.
 
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