Sick Hen Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vtara16, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. vtara16

    vtara16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got a new hen at a local swap this past weekend. She didn't seem to be sneezing when I bought her but now that I have her at home..........

    She sneezes alot & seems to be having a hard time breathing. She opens her beak when she breaths.
    She does not have a runny nose or any discharge or bubbles from her eyes. It is not infectious coryza (i have experience with that).
    Does any one have any ideas?
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Please tell us you practiced bio security and that the bird did not come in to contact with your flock.

    Put her on either Auromycin or Gallimycin for ten to fourteen days. If she refuses to drink add some unsweetened cherry or strawberry Kool Aid to the water.
     
  3. vtara16

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    I ALWAYS keep my new birds seperate from my old birds for atleast 2 weeks. I would never want to chance it. The only problem is that I put her into a carrier with a new rhode lsland red that i bought the same day. The RI now has a mild case of the sneezing. UGH
    Where do I get these antibiotics?

    Thanks for your advice.
     
  4. vtara16

    vtara16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also I already have her on Oxytetracyclin - 343
     
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    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just coming on to post about my sneezing chick. I got 25 day old chicks that are now 8 weeks old. There is only 1 that is sneezing. What do I do?
     
  6. vtara16

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    separate from the rest right away. I think i might be purchasing some of those items listed above, but keep checking back.

    I have been very frustrated over the last couple of days, no one is answer my questions......
     
  7. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    The Auromycin you can get at most feed stores, not sure about the Gallimycin but Peter Brown at First State stocks it. And he'll send you all the info you need.

    I'd have to do some digging on the Oxy-Tet to see how effective it is for resp problems.

    So often when someone posts about the new bird and how it is ill and in with the existing flock it just makes me cringe. I'm so pleased to see you did it right. I get my birds from serious breeders but I still quarantine new birds. I wish more would do the same.
     
  8. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Quote:Check to see if the peep has something caught in its nares. Many times that is the cause. It might be experiencing a reaction to its surroundings. If it does not seem to be happening with the other peeps I wouldn't worry too much.
     
  9. vtara16

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    Check to see if the peep has something caught in its nares. Many times that is the cause. It might be experiencing a reaction to its surroundings. If it does not seem to be happening with the other peeps I wouldn't worry too much.

    What is NARES? I am still kinda new at this.

    The RI Red that it was with for a few hours has a small case of the sneezes. I have experience with Infectious Coryza so I new better to put the new hens in with the old.
     
  10. vtara16

    vtara16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I do not think that Agway carries Auromycin.

    Peter Brown helped me out with the Coryza & hooked me up with the Oxy-Tet.

    That case did not work out too well, had to cull.
     

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