Sinus infection

Susanwhitten28

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I took one of my EE to the vet for a swollen shut eye and nasal drainage they said sinus infection.. so I quarantined for the 2 weeks and gave her the oxytetracycline. All is good now. I was curious and a little nervous so I’ve been talking about it on a respitory help page One lady said the only way to get rid of this whole thing happening again was depopulation and starting over 😭 all my babies mean so much to me I could never if it was just a sinus infection I caught it early enough and bleach the nesting box roost etc. that maybe it wouldnt happen again in any of my hens . I obviously know there is a chance but has anyone had experience with sinus infections spreading and not having to end up “depopulating” I just can’t imagine that being the only answer to eliminate the infection from completely going away
 

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Wezdin

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Were they diagnosed with a sinus infection or a disease like MG? If they do have an actual disease they will be carriers for life. This means that you will not want to add to your flock unless you want more sick birds. No amount of cleaning will help. You can keep your birds and they will likely be ok, but if you want to be rid of the disease you will sadly need to cull.
 

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Most respiratory diseases are for life, and the chickens are carriers. Just close your flock to new birds and do not rehome or sell birds or hatching eggs. MG is common in some backyard flocks, and since your hen responded to the antibiotic, it may well be that. Stress (molt or extreme weather, or a move) can bring on an outbreak or a relapse. I would maintain a closed flock for the life of your flock.
 

Susanwhitten28

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Were they diagnosed with a sinus infection or a disease like MG? If they do have an actual disease they will be carriers for life. This means that you will not want to add to your flock unless you want more sick birds. No amount of cleaning will help. You can keep your birds and they will likely be ok, but if you want to be rid of the disease you will sadly need to cull.
They just told me sinus infection I don’t think she got tested tho
 

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Even if you culled all your actual birds, this would not prevent new ones from contracting some respiratory disease, as they are quite common and even wild birds or other animals can be carriers.
 

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Susanwhitten28

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It says don’t use eggs from treated birds does that mean forever or just till it leaves
Most respiratory diseases are for life, and the chickens are carriers. Just close your flock to new birds and do not rehome or sell birds or hatching eggs. MG is common in some backyard flocks, and since your hen responded to the antibiotic, it may well be that. Stress (molt or extreme weather, or a move) can bring on an outbreak or a relapse. I would maintain a closed flock for the life of your flock.
thats a total bummer definitely was looking forward adding more in the spring but ok thanks for the advice
 

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