Tuesday, September 6, 2011

if you can spare some good joojoo...

My flock of banties, never sick a day in their lives before, got struck down with a terrible virus a few days ago.

I can't seem to get it under control, they are falling sick one after the other at a terrible speed. One of my sweet hens died two days after she started having difficulty breathing (liquid in the lungs, turned to bloody phlegm - she died choking...), three more are struggling to stay alive and nothing I give them is working.

There are two different strains hitting at once.

One I can control with Tylan-200 injectable, the other isn't responding to anything (Tylan-200, Procaine Penicillin, Sulmet) - even when I catch it early, isolate and keep the pullet warm. They stop eating and drinking, lose weight quickly, exhibit feverish chills and oh, the thick mucous bloody coughs are horrible :-(

Please have a good thought for my poor babies...

I love them all so damn much, this is breaking my heart :-(

6 comments:

Snappy Di said...

Oh Honey. So sorry to hear this. Such delicate special birds to have this happen to them. So sorry.

Rebecca said...

How terrible... Hopefully the rest will get past this and recover. (I'm sending good thoughts your way!!)

Foothills Poultry said...

The bloody mucus is extremely concerning. Are there any yellowish lesions in the throat/mouth/trachea?

I hope you have that flock isolated. For biosecurity always tend that flock last. If you go into their area clean the shoes you were wearing. Diseases can be spread by you.

~~Matt~~

Anke said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that! Sending lots of good thoughts your way.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This is very sad news. I am so sorry. ((HUGS))

ModernMom said...

Oh sweetie, I'm sorry, wishing them all good health!!