This is my first post on this site or any other. I wanted to take a few minutes and share my recent success story with our flock. My family started raising chickens about 8months ago. We have been through hopefully most of the newby mistakes. Loosing chickens to predators, etc. But recently we noticed a few birds becoming lethargic and dying within a couple of days. Then we noticed many of the flock coughing and sneezing. I immediately ran to google and started searching. There are tons of answers out there on what may or may not bee wrong many I found to be the doomsday type scenario. Diseases I can't even pronounce. I was also frightened with the fear of culling my entire flock. Things got even scarier once two hens eyes swelled shut and were extremely puffy, with lots of nasal drainage. I mistakingly culled the first hen thinking I was protecting the rest of my flock. With the second one I decided to take matters in to my own hands. Short back story me and my family eat Organics and avoid doctors at all cost. we find most common illnesses can be treated with herbs and silver. With the second Hen I decided to separate her from the flock and get her warm. ( this happened in the middle of a Tennessee winter ) We brought here in the house and made a plan. This is what we did. With a Dropper we gave here three doses a day of Ionic Silver. 2 times a day with two drops of Oil of Oregano. 3 times a day we gave here water via the dropper, and twice a day we fed her with a dropper such things as egg yokes and yogurt. She was not eating and drinking on her own. Figuring out how to force the food and water down her throat was a interesting learning experience. All credit goes to my wife on that one. Three days later her condition seemed to be improving, and on the fifth day she has started eating and drinking on here own. In a couple more day we plan to release her back with the rest of the flock. The rest of the flock has been receiving both ionic silver, and Apple Cider Vinegar Daily. Not at the same time. I hope this encourages others not to give up on there flock no matter what the illness may be. And to explore the alternatives to man made medicine.