Blue Slate Hen not doing good

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by NancyinAlaska, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a blue slate then a little more than a year old. Her eyes have been looking really swollen and rhuemy. I've given her Tylan IM and vit b. I've also rubbed her head with VetRX, that's what has caused the little black spots, it's dirt adhering to the oil. Her lungs sound clear, and she has no nasal discharge. She's not looking right, kind of has her feathers poofed out, and she's not as active as usual. any ideas on what may be wrong with my girl?


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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Sorry, don't know. She looks so sad. Can anyone help?
     
  3. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's been like this for about a week, I just don't know what to do, that's why the Tylan, Vit B, and Vet RX......It's worth a try anyway
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    What do the droppings look like?

    Steve
     
  5. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Droppings look normal, I saw her poop yesterday. I've got a chain link fence and she's constantly sticking her head through it, could that irritate her face? Also yesterday I found something in the corner of her eye, it looked like a worm on the end, but was like a small piece of corn when I smashed it. It was NOT moving nor did it look alive, but it made me wonder.
     
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  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    From the pic your pens look muddy, how muddy are they? That is a major breeding ground for illness. Yes with her head thru the fence would rub on her head and neck, what is she trying to get?

    Steve
     
  7. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES too much mud. It's getting cold, but not cold enough, it's been down to freezing but has still rained at night. Here in AK it's going to be muddy till it freezes and dries out. We had a record amount of rain this summer, it rained for more than 40 days out here. They have a nice coop to go in, but they won't and last week I put up a covered roost for them, they won't use it. There are chickens on the other side of the fence. I started on the Tylan yesterday and today she actually looked better. I'll do it for 7 days and see what happens.
     
  8. afeatherfan

    afeatherfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tylan is a life saver .. I dont know what I would do with out it..
     
  9. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Regarding the mud, are you able to raise the level in the pen with sand, dry earth or wood shavings to get the level above the water?
     
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I agree with Thai on that, the drier you can get your pens the better off you will be. Glad the Tylan is working!

    Steve
     

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