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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 4:31 pm 
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Hi all,
Recently I added three new pullets to my small flock of bantams. I noticed as soon as I got them that one, a salmon faverolle, had a quite strong and distinctive odor that's best described as 'fishy'. It's not coming from her beak, it's her overall body, and it hasn't changed in the 6 weeks I've had her. I've never experienced such a thing - has anyone else?
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Emily
ps. That's... um... not why they're called 'salmon', is it? :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:40 am 
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Can be smelling mycoplasma infection very distinctive smell if they have it.

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 6:56 am 
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Really? This pullet has had a very mild runny nose for some weeks... do you think she may be infected, and what should I do?


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The treatment for mycoplasma is Tylan some are selling it online but basically if the chicken is important may need a visit to the vet and all would need to be treated.

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