In the Brooder
- Oct 12, 2012
Hi all. Our flock of 15 had been battling something. Started w one bird sneezing and lethargic, spread to everyone. Gave electrolytes and vitamins in water with duramycin for 10 days. As of now all of the birds seem back to normal but one. This 1 year old Chanticleer was the last one to show symptoms but it seems to have hit her the hardest. She has a lot of mucus in her nostrils and has been lethargic for 2 days but eating/drinking and scratching around. Today when I got home I checked on her and she is even more lethargic and mucous and seems to have thick saliva/mucus in her mouth. I syringe - fed her some mash made w crumbles and medicated/vitamin added water and when doing so noticed white patches on her tongue. I cleaned out her nostrils and dripped some vetrx on her beak and waddles. I'm not sure what else to do for her aside from administering Tynan 50 injections which i will do tomorrow if she's not any better. Her illness seems strange since it's so much worse than the others.. I'm hoping for the best but wondering if anyone has thoughts? She may end up needing to be culled but I figured I'd ask. Thanks!