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    Mycoplasma gallisepticum? Or irritated eyes?

    Some people have used thyme extract to treat canker, but I would use a proven medication. None of the medications that treat canker are approved for chickens, but it comes down to whether or not to treat or cull the birds. You can give the thyme extract a try and let us know if it helps. It is...
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    Mycoplasma gallisepticum? Or irritated eyes?

    Are you getting something to treat the canker? Mycoplasma (MG) is a chronic disease for life. Symptoms may disappear with an oral antibiotic such as Tylosin, doxycycline, Baytril, and others. They can come back whenever she has any stress, and they are carriers. It is a common disease in...
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    Mycoplasma gallisepticum? Or irritated eyes?

    There is a drug that treats canker called metronidazole (sold as Fish Zole online.) Dosage is 250 mg daily for 5-7 days for a 5 pound chicken. Ronidazole is another drug used for canker, and is available on some pigeon medine sites. Acidified copper sulfate is sometimes used for 3 days a month...
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    Mycoplasma gallisepticum? Or irritated eyes?

    That sounds possibly like canker a protozoan infection carried by pigeons and wild birds. Is it more like cheesy material or mucus? Can you post any pictures of the yellow material? Here is an article about canker: http://www.poultrydvm.com/condition/canker
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    Mycoplasma gallisepticum? Or irritated eyes?

    Can you see if there is any pus visible in the roof of the beak? Here is a video of expressing pus from a chicken’s eye:
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    Mycoplasma gallisepticum? Or irritated eyes?

    You could cull a sick bird and send it to your state vet to get it tested. What state are you located? MG is a disease that cannbe common in flocks. It can be passed through hatching eggs. Treating a chicken with MG with antibiotics will not keep the chicken from still being a carrier for life...
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    Mycoplasma gallisepticum? Or irritated eyes?

    Can you get them tested to see if the bubbles and facial swelling are MG? Is there a bad odor in the faces, or do they smell normal? Have you added any new birds to your flock in recent weeks? MG symptoms can show up 6-10 days or longer after exposure to a carrier. Tylosin for pigeons ordered...
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