The hen stands on one paw, cackling, the comb turned black, fell to the side. Two days later, two more chickens got sick. Symptoms are the same. The first one was scored, the two were isolated. It's contagious and what ailment could it be? (Hope)
What could it be?
The problem is that the symptoms you mentioned may indicate a lot of diseases, both serious and not so. Serious illnesses such as chicken flu or Newcastle disease are serious. The most frequent, not very terrible disease is simple vitamin deficiency. Let's hope that you have a second case, but you definitely need to consult with a veterinarian. Also, until the veterinarian finally diagnoses, it is better not to eat chicken meat.
How to help the birds?
In any case, you need to try to feed the chickens with some antibiotics. You can apply a 10% solution of Enroflon. An overdose of such a drug is difficult to cause. But you can try other stronger antibiotics, such as Ceftriaxone. But with him you need to be as careful as possible, overdosing will not lead to anything good. Also do not forget to enter into the diet of your hens one of the vitamin complexes.
We also recommend giving vitamins to healthy individuals. Then make sure that patients always have plenty of water. After all, if you start giving antibiotics, the birds will start to drink a lot.