The slit on the roof of the mouth looks good, I compared it to a mille who I know is normal and healthy. Her's looks as healthy.
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Looks as if maybe I should try tetracycline for the eye infection. It's not a one eye cold as I see in cockatiels but if it helps for that maybe it will be a better med for Troop than the doxy I've been using.
Baytril, wish I did not need a script :( Looks like I'm about 60 miles from the nearest avian vet and if it's one I used before, I'd be better off just killing the bird before he got hold of it.
Edited by yellowherb - 11/9/15 at 8:17am
You *can* get Baytril without a prescription!
For those that might not know what a healthy choanal slit looks like, here in a picture of one:
Photo by BYC's Nambroth
The choanal slits looked just like that on the hen with the infected eye and on a healthy young roo.
She doesn't seem to have a runny nose or congestion, no rattles or rumbles to the chest. She squeaks, but that's her natural sound I think since she only does it when I pick her up. While the eye looks infected, it's not grossly swollen. I plucked the irritating feather and it was embedded well in that eye. She's going through a heavy molt and then the mites and round worms, so the poor thing is a real "trooper" for hanging in there.
I would love to see her come out of the coop and act like a chicken but the world has to be a scary place only being able to see clearly out of one eye.
Is there a spray I can use to clean the coop to kill the mites? I used the garden & poultry dust but I'm thinking a spray will e easier to get into crevices. Its a bad infestation I am still getting them on me and in the house now :( Will these mites bother my dogs? How long does it take for the garden & poultry dust to kill the mites on the pullets I rubbed it on? I can't believe how gross this is :( And I am so worried for the young pullets they look anemic and the frizzle's eye's are half open I think from itching so much. I can see the mites all over the splash pullet because she is white. I have not looked today because I do not want to get them all over me again and I think I inhaled too much dust yesterday and I feel horrible (I know lesson learned to wear a mask).