Well what should me and my family do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rooster brandon., Nov 13, 2010.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should me and my family do about my flock being sick our medicine place for chickens like farmers co-op should we just spend the EXTRA money and get it or should we just cull them all and start over because im sick of co-op telling me one thing and the other place telling me something different...........Well should i just cull them all if i do how long do i have to wait to put more chickens in there will the old hay or poop from the old sick chickens infect the new chickens and get them sick what should i do should i just spend the extra money and get the medicine if they do get better would they be carriers for life if i put new chickens in there would the sick chickens infect the new ones and make them sick? [​IMG]
     
  2. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might be helpful if you told what was wrong with your chickens. "Sick" could be hundreds of things. Maybe someone soon will answer, but I can tell you, if you cull, you will have to clean everything before you add new chickens. You can't put them in on top of the old bedding, etc.
     
  3. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coughing sneezing bubbles in there eyes one of my hens had allot of bubbles in her eyes and the day after that she had her eye closed but the day after that she had it open............So what should i do?
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster, what medicine exactly have you given your chickens for the sneezing and bubbles?
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    It sounds like you are really upset, and I'm sure this is very upsetting. Culling may not be the best option.

    Unfortunately the website is not available at this moment that I have a link for, to use to try to figure out which respiratory disease they have. Here is the link anyway:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

    You should read the last post in the thread, too: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=415995&p=1 and one more: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=419255

    You
    will get much better info on the website than from a coop or feed store.
     

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