PistolPeak

In the Brooder
May 30, 2017
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Hello everyone! New to BYC and the city chicken life, but have received some solid advice on my chickens so far.
I brought home by brood about a month ago from a swap meet, learned my lesson on that one real fast. I got a 16 week old silver Ameraucana, and a cream legbar and a Rhode rock- both 10 weeks old and an 8 week speckled sussix. The 3 little hens started showing respiratory symptoms (sneezing,coughing,standing with beaks open and eyes closed- they were very sick) within hours of purchasing them. After much research and no luck finding a chicken Dr, I treated them with Tylan 50 orally x 5 days and they seem to be cured. All are growing and thriving :) Now, 3 weeks later the big hen had dried mucus that was kinda smelly on her beak but isn't acting like anything is wrong or showing any symptoms otherwise. In fact, she just started laying and is producing one perfect egg every morning. I'm just curious if I need to be concerned, if the eggs are safe to eat and if I should treat anything. Thanks for any advice!
 

Lady of McCamley

Free Ranging
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Smelly mucus on the beak is never a good sign. It could be nothing, but with the history, it is probably is a left over from whatever before. (Coryza comes to mind, which is a bacterial infection).
You might consider putting her on another round of Tylan with appropriate egg withdrawal (2 weeks is usual).
LofMc
 

PistolPeak

In the Brooder
May 30, 2017
3
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South Central Kansas
I thought maybe coryza, but she isn't showing any other symptoms. I would hate to give her unnecessary treatment and waste all those eggs if it could possibly be something else. Thanks for your response!
 

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