At what point do I cull.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littledel, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. littledel

    littledel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young pullet of about 3 months. She developed a severe infection in her eye and I have her separated from the flock while I treat her. I had two other bird that also got an infection, but they healed up very fast and are now doing great after being treated. I have all the birds relocated to another area while I cleanse the pen. I am a little paranoid about this stuff. The problem is I have treated this one pullet with tylan 50 and Vetrx for about a week now, just like the others but she is not responding well. Her eye is completely closed and very swollen. She does act like she feels better, but I am nervous about ever putting her back with the flock. Should I go ahead and cull her, or continue treating her eye. I want to do what is best for the flock, so if culling is the answer then I want to end her misery and get it over with. Any suggestions.
     
  2. Chickiebaby8

    Chickiebaby8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried Neosporin? Without the pain relief? I had three birds respond very well to having that put in the eye once a day for three days. Good luck. I hope you don't have to lose her. Also, before I put the neosporin on, I bathed the eye with warm water on a paper towel and gently opened it. That helped get the medicine in.
     

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