Sick Flock--- please help!

bethgwd

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 14, 2010
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A few days ago, I noticed my rooster seemed to have a stuffy nose! He seemed to act normal (other than sleeping a little more) so I thought nothing about it! Today, about 5 of my hens eyes are swollen and have discharge coming from them. The affected ones vary in age and otherwise look healthy! How concerned should I be? I bought an electrolyte to add to the water and also VetRx. I am most concerned about 2 of them who are not eating and not coming out of the coop. I seperated all sick birds from the flock. I have cleaned their faces but they are not active at all. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

huckleberryfarm

Chickenista
10 Years
Jan 7, 2010
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Greenwood, SC
I don't have any answers but I know someone will! Hope your babies get better soon.
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Judy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
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It is definitely time to do some reading on respiratory diseases in chickens. Most are viruses, and you can treat, and at least some may survive, but you will likely always have a diseased flock if this is a respiratory virus.

A good place to start: http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/
 

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