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sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by furley1229, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. furley1229

    furley1229 Out Of The Brooder

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    i hope someone can help me my chicken has rattle noise in her chest no mucus in eyes or nose.is this a cold?.ive had my chickens for 2 years bought 2 new ones from breeder and they had something my once healthy little flock has been sick since they came.please give me some advice
     
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    Hi there, and welcome to BYC. Sorry your first post had to be about sick chickens.

    It sounds like you imported a disease into your flock when you brought in the new birds.

    Chickens don't get colds. There are a number of respiratory diseases they get, and it is difficult to determine which one it might be from your description.

    Can you give us more information? How old are the birds, how are they eating and drinking, does their poop look normal, when is the last time you wormed them, if ever, when did you introduce the new birds into your flock?
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Rattle noise isn't a very specific description, so I can't answer that. But the first thing I would do is separate her from everyone else, keep her warm and provide food and water.

    How long have you had the 2 new ones, and did you quarantine them first? (It's recommended that you quarantine new chickens for at least a month before letting them near the flock.)

    Please check out this link, it tells you what info is needed before anyone can really help you.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3569

    Welcome to BYC, wish you had better circumstances! Good luck, a pro will probably be along soon!
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    what bedding are you using?
    dusts, dander, molds and ammonia can irritate lungs..
    separate the sick bird.
    keep warm and protected from drafts.
    give some egg mixed with feed..you can add plain yogurt and hot water to puff up the feed..
    give vitamins

    keep check on others for symptoms.


    I prefer Tylan 50 injectable or LS-50 for respiratory infections.
     
  5. furley1229

    furley1229 Out Of The Brooder

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    my chicken that is sick is a white leghorn her name is floppy.shes about 2 years old.we use straw for bedding.the new chickens we got them about a month and a half ago.put them out and my little polish maria got sick and died then a rr reba got sick,shes much better now.ive just been relying on info from everyone here.we have no vets that would check my little chickens.i wish we could have saved my little maria.thank you for helping me
     
  6. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be CRD
     
  7. furley1229

    furley1229 Out Of The Brooder

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    im treating with terra vet does anyone know what the withdrawl time for eggs is???
     

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