Thrush in flock?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emilye127, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. emilye127

    emilye127 Hatching

    Mar 21, 2013
    My chickens have something unfortunate going on, not sure what, but maybe it's thrush? We have had three die over the past month. They first become hunchbacked and swollen, they are like chicken bowling balls. Their combs droop, eyes are watery, white poop gets stuck to the back end, and within a day or two they are dead. The rest of the flock looks healthy, but seem to be eating more and are a bit more aggressive. They just experienced a massive decrease in laying, at the start of the spring season which was very alarming and unusual. They went from 40 eggs per day to 5 or six for a few days there. Now the laying is back up. I am at a loss. We have them in a mobile coop with electric fence around it. move them to new pasture every week. clean out water containers and coop regularly...ugh.
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Crowing

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    Could be Pasteurella (fowl Cholera). Birds can die rather quickly before showing signs of the disease. Diarrhea, laying stops, they get hunched over and ruffled feathers...
    Sulfadimethoxine in water is effective against Cholera and Cocci. LA-200 and Gentamicin are effective against Cholera. Birds on range pick up diseases more often. Here's a link about Pasteurella:

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