Sick Flock--- please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bethgwd, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. bethgwd

    bethgwd Out Of The Brooder

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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!!!
     
  2. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

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    I don't have any answers but I know someone will! Hope your babies get better soon. [​IMG]
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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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/
     
  4. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sulmet...works fast. Good luck!
     

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