I added a Bantam to my flock about a month ago. She is a black breasted red old english game hen. I am not too sure of her age. I would assume she is at least about a year if not a little less. I have not seen/notice her lay yet.
Her comb is very small and pretty pale. The area around her eyes is pale as well. Like a very faint light pink. It also looks dry. Three weeks ago she was sneezing and I noticed some clear liquid coming from her nose. I isolated her immediately and watched/listened for other symptoms. It sounded like she was congested every time she breathed out...so I decided to treat her with Tylan for 5 days. I rejoined her with the flock and noticed she was still sneezing...just randomly....inside the coop at night and sometimes during the day. I have not seen any more clear liquid coming from her nostril but last night I did remove some white stuff from her eyes and she sounded a little congested in the nostrils when breathing out. No rattling in her chest area. I thought coryza but the gunk did not stink and it was thick, like snot. It was not foamy or bubbly. I don't want to isolate her if it is just something small but then again I don't want to infect my whole flock. We do the deep litter method for the winter and I move the litter around every other day (mid-day) after the girls and boy have left the coop. Great ventilation, just deep cleaned the entire coop walls and roosting boards...etc etc. Does this sound like a crazy respiratory illness or can a chicken have allergies? I just wanted a second opinion to what I may already be thinking. Oh, feed is new country organics.
Chicken vet is over an hour away. If Tylan didn't work...what's next?
PS: I know I am not supposed to play vet or assume an illness and just treat...I was desperate...cause she is my most favorite chicken ever! I fully believe in antibiotic resistance and try to avoid it when I can. Thank you Chicken Friends!
P.S.S.: I did purchase other chicks from this person (at the same time) who sold me Sweetie Pie (the chick in question) and they are all normal and healthy.