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what is up with my chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by subluxationskill, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. subluxationskill

    subluxationskill In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2011
    It seems that all of the people I know that have chickens in southern cal now have chickens that are chronically coughing all the time.......

    I have had chickens when i was younger and never once did one get sick......

    i have one chicken i bought when it was older and it has coughed for the past two months constantly.......still lays eggs....just shakes its head all the time and off and on has white stuff coming out of its nose.......I am opposed to giving it antibiotics because in my opinion this is probably why all these dang chicnkens are so weak now that they get sick all of the time.....

    anyone else experience ing this?

    Seems that if they get a cold they should get over it just like humans.....

    and if they were deathly ill they would stop laying no?

  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Chickens don't get "colds" like people do. Any chicken with signs / symptoms of CRD (chronic respiratory disease) should really be culled. Even once they appear "healthy" again, they are carriers for life and will continue spreading the disease to any other birds they come into contact with. Likewise, as long as you have a CRD bird on your property, any other properties you visit you could be spreading the disease to other people's birds.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Quote:x2. I would cull in a heartbeat.

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