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Bantam Flu

Postby bruceybiscuit » 24 Mar 2011, 16:12

Last year we had what our vet told us was bronchitus, brought in with some new bantams, one of which died, the rest suffered in various degrees but survived. We subsequently had chicks, which are now 10 months old and 3 have come down with the same disease. One has recovered, one died this morning and the other hasn't got long. Symptoms are bubbly/gunky eyes, sneezing and wheezing. Death seems to be by suffocation, as the chicken cannot breathe as so bunged up and has a fit and dies.

How can this have come back a year later? We also bought a new house in case of infection.

We have a lot of magpies in the garden, could it have come from them?

Any thoughts?
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Re: Bantam Flu

Postby subruss » 24 Mar 2011, 16:54

more likely the infection as just been dormant and waiting for the right conditions to reappear.
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Re: Bantam Flu

Postby bruceybiscuit » 24 Mar 2011, 17:48

Thank you. Do you think we can prevent any further instances?
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Re: Bantam Flu

Postby subruss » 25 Mar 2011, 00:00

all the normal things really, Isolate all sick birds and treat as instucted by vet, a good clean of everything with good disinfectant, treat birds and coop for louse, mites and flys , a good diet to keep the birds in good condition, good ventilation, clean bedding etc. Or here comes the big one all the above but with new stock :(
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