How are you with giving injections? Are you sure she is getting the full dose of meds. Tetracycline is a good broad spectrum antibiotic. You need to change the meds you are giving. This is just my opinion. I have never seen or smelled a bird with Coryza or Mycoplasma. I hear it smells like rotten eggs, really bad. This sweet smell you are describing almost like soda can/recycle bin in the hot summer smell???? It sound like strep throat. You chicken is choking on food and drink, nasal discharge, with lose gooey eyes??? Oxytetracycline treats most types of strep. Strep is always in the birdie, during times of stress or other disease/conditions it an come out. It seems like all chicken respiratory diseases present the same way. Its a matter of figuring out which on it is, and giving proper treatment.
The reason I asked about tractor supply is: you can get oxytetracycline there, its called liquimyacin. You can give the pullet .5 cc per 5 lbs of body weight. So if you have a 10 lb bird it would get 1cc. You don't have to inject it, you can give it as a drench. You will need a needle and syringe to get it out of the bottle. Take the needle off, and you can use the syringe to give it to her orally. The meds stay in there system for 3 days, so on the end of the 3rd day give her another dose. She should be cured, if that is what it is. Her guts are going to be a wreck, she will need yogurt, save-a-chick and scrambled egg. In a pinch you can use pedia-lyte. When she starts eating "whole" foods again. Start her on scratch, it will help her poop not be so runny and gross.
Good Luck!!! If this is not her problem, or her smell changes, I have more treatment ideas.
Birds with Mycoplasma or Coryza would be culled at my house. If you are planning on not selling any birds, or eggs, you can run a closed flock. They will get sick forever. Periods of stress, secondary infections, or anything really can cause it to flare up. If she does pass, you can get a necropsy done, so you know if you other chickens are safe.
Originally Posted by roseschickies
I got her beginning Of October, and I think they were about 6-8weeks old at that time so approx 5 months
How I have been treating her: I put 5ml in there water of tetracyline powder and refresh it every 24 hours. Also I have been spraying her with Vetericyn in her face/ eyes her eyes look better, but now she seems to have a very runny nose. Again she seems to be showing improvement till I noticed her sitting away from my other 3 girls last night and her feathers looked a mess ( Not sure if they are picking on her now, but they where all good the other day, not sure what happened) My Other 3 where sitting under the heat lamp I have out for them, she was away from that, near the food.
How I am now treating her ONLY ( As of last night): upped the dose to 10ml in each ( water & Food) and have her in the house, with water, and her food all treated with the tetracyline powder.
She just stinks, This morning it did not smell in the area she is in, until she started to moved around, It smells like chicken, but very strong, garbage kinda of smell maybe, sweet and stinky. She is mouth breathing, when she shakes her head, fluid flys off ( Snot?) and when she does eat I notice she like chokes it down? She extends her neck and her feather will fluff out as she try's to swallow...
She is the one in my picture! FYI