BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures › Swollen face---double normal size on one side
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Swollen face---double normal size on one side

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
8 week old chick has infectious bronchitis, has swollen face that is twice its normal size on one side of his body. What can I do to help the swelling go down?
post #2 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bejammie View Post

8 week old chick has infectious bronchitis, has swollen face that is twice its normal size on one side of his body. What can I do to help the swelling go down?

Picture? How do you know it's IB?

-Kathy
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I've had IB for awhile now, I'm starting to vaccinate for it.
post #4 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bejammie View Post

I've had IB for awhile now, I'm starting to vaccinate for it.

Confirmed by a lab?

-Kathy
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Never lost a chicken, but 100 percent of my birds get it. Bubbles in eyes, snotty, not feeling good, lose weight but don't die, and drop in egg production.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
No not confirmed by a lab.
post #7 of 8
So it could be mycoplasma. If it is mycoplasma, you could try giving Tylan 50 orally at 0.25ml per pound twice a day, or you could try Baytril. Baytril is banned for use in poultry, but it will treat almost all respiratory infections that are bacterial.

-Kathy
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
I think it's coryza. Text book symptoms.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures › Swollen face---double normal size on one side