Hello.. A friend here in Cheyenne Oklahoma referred me here. I have abt 70 Chickens or so I take care of for my elderly in-laws, and about 10 of my own. Recently we had a skunk get into the chicken pen and killed 5 of our chickens. I was able to set live trap and dispose of said skunk. But it has been abt 3 weeks or so now since the incident and we have lost about 7 more. Now it seems all of our chickens are becoming ill and dieing off. We have not had any more deaths in a week or so, but as of last few days we have had about 3 chickens that have gotten eyes swollen shut mucus around and in the eyes, generally standing in one spot keep tilting head back then slowly lowering.
We have separated the sick. And yesterday I picked up 7, 6.5oz pouches of Oxytetracycline. I mixed 1oz with abt 1 1/2 gallon jugs of water and keeping them watered. I also have a medicated feed I can give them a swell but I am not sure if that would be a good idea with them already being on the Oxytetra. I was wondering if you could possibly tell me what they might have. I'm hoping its not Avian Flu or something but I was told that Avian Flu has not been spotted in Oklahoma yet as far as anyone knows. Or if there is something else I should be treating them with aswell. On a second not I have a prized Horned Polish Houdan named Diablo that I keep separate at another farm house. And he has somehow contracted some type of black comb? Not like normal black comb instead looks like black and white spots on his comb but he acts perfectly fine otherwise. But I have started giving him same treatment last night and the spots seem to already be clearing up. If it helps he is free range and we think recently he may have gotten into a fight with one of our wild turkeys out here. But was wondering if anyone could tell me anymore about that as well.
Thank you for your time I hope to get a response.