It appears to be infectious coryza.
The small chicken in this photo is E's favorite.
Her name is Mama Chicken, and she looks the worst infected.
He is sad.
She is a special bird to us because she was our very first.
She puts up with a lot of crap from E.
She is kind and an easy catch despite E's "Of Mice and Men" animal handling.
Thank you, sweet creature. You are a noble steward that fostered a rough lad's swooning love for chickens.
Oh, such sadness for Mama Chicken.
I hope they recover quickly, and many don't die. It looks like unless we finish this flock out and sanitize extensively, wait a few months and start with a whole new batch, we will always have a coyza positive flock.
But I am not culling them all to get a clean flock.
So, it is what it is.
Well, I guess we'll just see how it progresses. They look miserable, some severe, not eating or drinking.
A is bringing medicine home today, and hopefully it will help.
Please send healing vibes for Mama Chicken especially, or maybe even peaceful passing ones.-K