Sick chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Borkows, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Borkows

    Borkows Hatching

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    I purchased a new Igloo chicken coop with a run area and new adolescent chickens. I separated them from my exciting flock.. I believe due to overcrowding and lack of keeping coop clean, the chickens developed respiratory illness.. They have responded well to antibiotics and kept them away from my other chickens 2 weeks after antibiotic finished. However, I started letting them free range again and I am noticing respiratory symptoms in other birds. I hear a gurgle cough. The funny thing is these chickens are not lethargic. They eat well and lay eggs. Should worry about this cough?
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Your new chicken probably came with a chicken disease (might be MG) and even though you helped her to get rid of her symptoms with medicine she is a carrier of the disease for life.
    And it sounds like the rest of your flock is now showing symptoms.

    I am really sorry someone sold you a sick bird.
     
  3. Borkows

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    Thank you for your reply. What is MG? Could this be bacterial pneumonia? Also, if this infection has not progressed to lethargy is it ok to be free range?
     
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  5. Pork Pie

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. Respiratory issues can range from being nothing to worry about, to being a game-changer. Ultimately, a diagnosis from a vet is your only way to know for sure what you are dealing with.

    This link may be interesting - http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

    Good luck
     
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  6. Borkows

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    Thank you very much for all your assistance. All this information is very helpful.
    Thanks again
     
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