Sick flock help dieing daily

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bbrnangel, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. bbrnangel

    bbrnangel New Egg

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    I have a mix of light Brahmas, Barred Rock and bantam de flure chickens they are about 3 months old. They started getting what looked like dried feed on top of their beeks, I tried to brush it off (but it was attached and was gonna bleed if i did), so i left it alone. Now they are lethargic and some have their eyes closed and are dieing, whats going on please help. What should i do and if i need to medicate please advise what Medication and what dosage please. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013
  2. SilkiesnFrizzle

    SilkiesnFrizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they having respiratory issues? What is thier poop like? Have you checked or treated for mites?
     
  3. bbrnangel

    bbrnangel New Egg

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    I haven't seen any mites, not sure how to check for resp symptoms but they started with the what looks like a scab on top of their beaks, then seem lethargic and eyes matted over and then they r dying
     
  4. bbrnangel

    bbrnangel New Egg

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    I've been trying to find anything to help on line; could possibly be dry pox but not sure, it says pox should just pass. However, they aren't getting better. So maybe i need to treat with antibiotic for any bacteria they may be getting while fighting off the virus? not sure what to give or how much. I would want to maybe put something in their water like i did their corid before for coccidosis; any sugestions?
     
  5. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    It isn't dry pox. Dry pox would look like black scabs on combs and wattles and it isn't usually fatal.

    Can you post pictures? It sounds like a respiratory problem. When you say "on top of their beaks," do you mean where their noses are?
     
  6. bbrnangel

    bbrnangel New Egg

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    yes where their noses are.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013

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