Sick chickens I need help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Logan10152009, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Logan10152009

    Logan10152009 New Egg

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    I just bought some new chickens a week ago four to be exact. They are cochin bantams and I noticed one started to sneeze a lot now all are sneezing two have a runny nose and one is crusted on its nose. The worst one that started sneezing first when I picked her up today a clear mucus type substance came out of her mouth like spit. It happened three times then I put her down. Does anybody no what's going on and how I can stop this. Please somebody help I'm kind of new to chickens and I have never had this before
     
  2. Logan10152009

    Logan10152009 New Egg

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    Does anybody know how to treat this
     
  3. FlyHigher

    FlyHigher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like Infectious coryza to me. It's treatable. no need to cull them. Just give them some antibiotics, and they would be fine.
     
  4. Logan10152009

    Logan10152009 New Egg

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    What antibiotics do I need to get
     
  5. FlyHigher

    FlyHigher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I've googled this,hope it can help:

    Baytril is effective against Coryza as well as Mycoplasmosis the other potential problem. 7 to 10 days treatment should be effective and start to show results after three days or so. Tylan is only effective against Myco so get some Baytril. Coryza is very contagious and you will be lucky to avoid it running through your flock in about 10 weeks but the good news is it's usually not fatal on it's own though it can have associated complications which are more dangerous.
    Usually with Coryza the onset is rapid. Apparently healthy birds can go down with the symptoms you describe in 24 hrs. The smell is a typical symptom. Myco is slower unset several days.
    If you have a/b eyedrops that may help the eye symptoms but not effect a cure overall.

    http://chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=55711


    Maybe you can do more google yourself. Good luck!
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Baytril is banned for use in food animals in the USA. It's a great drug, and I still use it on anything that gets an upper respitory infection. https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/medicine-chart/baytril-for-birds
     
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