Sick runny nose, help I'm worried about my flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mimchickengirl, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Mimchickengirl

    Mimchickengirl New Egg

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    I'm fairly new to this whole chicken thing and I love my girls so so so much. Sadly today one of my first girls had to be killed by my partner. I just want to try and figure out what was wrong with her and hope that my other three are going to be OK.

    Sarah was fine this morning when I let her out of their pen for a free range. This afternoon when I went to go and feed them their favourite treat, vegie scraps bread and chilli, I found Sarah hunched over in the corner of the run with mucus hanging from her nose. I picked her up and she was really lethargic. She walked over the food and tried to eat but couldn't seem to get the energy up to do it. She just walked really slowly back to the side of the run and lent against the door. She was opening her eyes really slowly as well. About 3 months ago she moulted and has stopped laying really ever since. I'm not sure how old she is as I adopted her but she was my only egg layer as I have one brooder and my other 2 are only babies 4 months and 8 months.

    I'm so worried about them all now what do you think it could be??
     
  2. creazybird

    creazybird New Egg

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    Hi, I had the same problem with my hens. Some of them survived the chicken flu some not. There is nothing that you can do, only vet with a good dose of antibiotics can help. And this chicken flu is contagious! !;-( goodluck!
     
  3. Mimchickengirl

    Mimchickengirl New Egg

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    Chicken flu is that the same as bird flu now I'm freaked out!!
     
  4. creazybird

    creazybird New Egg

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    Please don't freak out! ! I foundet that since I started putting comfrey in their water container this winter I didn't had any losses: finger cross!! Competing to previous winters without comfrey in the chickens drinking water ( sorry for gramma- I'm from Europe)
     

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