Upper respitory infection

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ShelleneM, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. ShelleneM

    ShelleneM New Egg

    4
    0
    9
    Sep 11, 2016
    HI, I have 8 chickens that recently had an upper respitory infection. I treated the chickens with duramycin -10 for seven days and keep them isolated in the hen house. I also cleaned and sanitized the house and feeders. I also installed a heat lamp to keep them warm at night. The days have been plenty warm so no lamp during the day. Two of my girls were treated with daily shots of Tylan 50 as they were much worse then the others, and I had feared I might loose them. Everyone is much better, after the full treatment of antibiotics, except for one Australope. She is still having a bit of trouble breathing and has lost her voice. I have continued to give her VetRx orally and applied it under her wings and on her beak at night. My question is, is it normal for hens to loose there voice after this type of illness or could this be a different issue all together? She is eating, eyes and nose are clear and she is energetic, just no voice? Poop looks normal as well. :p
     
  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    5,511
    1,378
    306
    Apr 24, 2016
    Virginia
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,841
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Pleased you joined our community. Sorry your birds have taken ill. Hope the Emergencies Forum is able to help you out. Also, not sure how old your birds are or where you live, but if they are fully feathered they probably require no heat at night. Good luck to you. :)
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    29,613
    17,750
    666
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - I hope that the ER guys can help you out further.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. ShelleneM

    ShelleneM New Egg

    4
    0
    9
    Sep 11, 2016
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    83,440
    11,746
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,805
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by