I've added electrolytes to their waterers today. I wish I could take them to a vet but I don't know of one around here that treats chickens. Everybody I've asked has said "no".
Any particular kind of antibiotic you would recommend, Lacrystol? I think they sell some for parrots and such at Petsmart?
I can try getting another picture, maybe use the iPhone..The lower part of his mouth does look a little yellowish, but only faintly. The upper part is more scabbed, brownish looking with a little red. The paint baby's swelling is mostly red, maybe slightly yellowish. And yes just to clarify I am diluting the iodine.
Gallo, thanks for posting the link, it does kind of sound like that. I don't know where to get any of these drugs.. There is no oozing though, nothing around the eyes, they're both still very active, but Nutmeg is losing weight. It's been at least 6 days, but probably a few more than that since the upper beak thing was already that big when I saw it on Sunday. I just can't believe I missed this! Ugh..
Sounds like a weekend of cleaning for me..Do you think these two babies will get along together okay? Neither one will be very happy to leave their moms..Thank you for all the replies. Off to does them with the diluted iodine and coconut oil again until I can get something else. Oh, do you think the adults can get this/might already have it?? I have no idea where they would've gotten it from besides the wild birds (which don't frequent their pens, as far as I've seen)
How old are the chicks? I would put them on a liquid diet, it doesn't look like they would be able to eat any hard food, if they do I would like the one would have an extremely hard time and it would probably be very painful..., if they can great if they can't you have two choices to get them to eat, one is to soften up there food really good needs to be totally mushy or two make them a liquid meal. Let me know if they can eat at all....