Respitory problems?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by a123andpoof, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so being that we have had a very funky winter I am having problems. my waterer is all bent up and water was spilling onto the floor then freezing right away. I figured out how to deal with that, but now my floors are wet, and it's messing with the chickens. I am hearing a lot of sneezing and weezing. I will be getting new bedding tomorrow and weather permitting I will be doing a full coop cleaning the best I can. But it somehow the next day manages to get wet. What can I give the chickens so they feel better? Like I said sneezing it seems like a respitory problem.
     
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  2. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nothing?
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    First of all, consider purchasing a heated waterer, I dont know anything about them. It rarely gets that cold here where I live.
    Could there be something environmental inside your coop causing the symptoms you described? For example; soiled bedding emitting ammonia fumes, improper ventilation, dust in bedding, or mold/fungus. You need to keep your coop as dry as possible.
    Otherwise it could be a respiratory disease if it's not an environmental issue. It could be coryza if there's a foul odor around their head area. It could be mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG.)
    I would bet it's an environmental problem which can be corrected or eliminated. Here's a link to respiratory diseases, you can scroll down to the diseases I mentioned and read about them. Keep in mind there are usually other symptoms with both diseases and they are both contageous to other birds.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  4. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its enviromental. So would just keeping the coop very clean eliminate the problem? I do have a heater for the water, but with how banged up the water is and the fact the coop is at a slant so the waterer spills water out. It's a pain. I finally took it off the heater, and put it in something so water wouldn't spill out. I do try to keep it dry, but as mentioned above it is very difficult and sometimes near impossible. I will get them a new waterer as soon as possible, but haven't been able to afford it.
     
  5. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also there bedding is wet, just cleaned it like a week and a half ago. But when I go to clean I find it is frozen. Now it isn't frozen so will clean it tomorrow when I get bedding.
     
  6. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just thought I should add that they all act totally normal except for the sneezing and slight weezing. They are still active.
     
  7. Elko Stacy

    Elko Stacy Out Of The Brooder

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    My knee jerk response would be to start putting tetracycline hyd. in their water.it's cheap, you can get it at the ranch store..I mix up a gallon at a time..see if that helps? Where are you? is it severely cold or mild?
     
  8. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this what you are talking about: http://www.tractorsupply.com/durvet-reg-duramycin-10-6-2-5-oz--2206034
     
  9. Elko Stacy

    Elko Stacy Out Of The Brooder

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    the stuff I get is a yellow powder in a foil pouch type container..aprox 1 Tablespoon gallon
     

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