Black EE chick is sick! HELP!*still waiting for more answers.*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 77horses, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Our black female Easter Egger chick(Raven) is sick! [​IMG] She's about 2-2 1/2 months old now. Info:

    Name: Raven
    Gender: Female
    Color: Black
    Breed: Easter Egger
    Age: 2- 2 1/2 months(pretty sure)
    Symptoms: Sneezing very often. Sometimes has watery/bubbly eyes. Used to have runny nose(didn't smell. clear) Now has a little runny nose(doesn't smell. clear)
    Current home: in a warm plastic box with pine shavings. Always has food and water available. Box is kept fairly clean.
    Lives with: One slightly younger Buff Cochin female chick(Pumpkin), who also had a bad runny nose(clear, no smell) and sneezed. has cleared up pretty well.
    Other: Has some lice, which we are trying to get rid of with mite/lice powder. She has had it since we got her from someone.

    Her voice is starting to change(from aging). She does not act lethargic and is usually pretty active. Eats and drinks on her own. Gets along very well with Pumpkin. A little skittish sometimes, but is very friendly.

    We got a powder that you can mix into the water from a farmer's store. It is made for chickens, turkeys, etc. The brand is AgriLabs. it is agrimycin powder. It has oxytetracycline HC I in it. The packet tells how much to put in like a gallon of water, but it doesn't say anything about what age a chicken has to be. We told the guy at the farmer's store that Raven was about 2 months. But i wanted to make sure that Raven AND Pumpkin could have it.
    Thanks!!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Go to the section Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures

    Lots of information from people with sick birds.
    Very first thing to do is to seperate sick ones from healthy ones as soon as possible.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Hi 77! I just asked to have this moved in hopes of a better response for you. GOOD LUCK!

    Moved it for you. Thanks for the heads' up! ~Lisa~
     
  4. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    77 yes they can. Now that medication is the generic for Terramycin. Some feel that you cannot eat the eggs after that point, but at this point, you are probably in the need to stop them from sneezing and feel better.
    At 2 months old, I would give them the recommended dose! Good luck girl, hope your birds feel well again!
    Kel
     
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Thanks so much! But there's another thing that I'm confused about: It has different doses for certain diseases. [​IMG] So what is Raven's disease? Someone told me it was CRD? [​IMG]
    Thanks again! [​IMG]
     
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Quote:Thanks! So does that mean that we can't eat the eggs after a certain time....or once we give it to them, we can NEVER eat any eggs from them(once they start laying)?
     
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Anyone? I really need to know what disease Raven has, so we can give her the right dosage. [​IMG]
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Just so I understand, are you treating her just because she has a slightly clear runny nose? I'm not sure I see any symptoms of what's wrong with her to be able to offer a guess. In reality, no one here could diagnose her condition. That takes a licensed veterinarian. I would love to help, but I don't see anything jumping out at me. Am I overlooking something?
     
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Quote:She has a clear runny nose(was worse but has cleared up some; is now kinda dry), she sneezes a lot, and she has watery/bubbly eyes.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  10. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    Anyone know what disease this is??? *Slight clear runny nose(was way worse but cleared up SOME), bubbly/watery eyes, and lots of sneezing. [​IMG] [​IMG] I need to know what she has so we can give the correct dosage of the powder stuff.
     

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