Sick Hens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tonyawms, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. tonyawms

    tonyawms New Egg

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    I have 3 hens that are sneezing (at least that's what it sounds like) but not sure what's going on. The one that has been doing it a couple days is lethargic. I have a video but not sure how to upload it.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Some post videos to YouTube and then post a link here. Are you seeing any eye or nasal drainage, or swelling around an eye? Respiratory diseases include infectious bronchitis, mycoplasma (MG,) coryza, ILT, and aspergillosis, but there are others. With just sneezing as the only symptom, it could be infectious bronchitis, but dusty conditions or mold can sometimes be a problem. Many use antibiotics such as Tylan 50 injectable given orally or by injection, or powder antibiotics in the water, such as oxytetracycline, Duramycin and Tylan. Many can be found at feed stores, but after the end of this year, they may be hard to find without a prescription. Some of these diseases can make carriers of your flock. Here is a good link to read about diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     

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