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Bright green poop, wry neck and swollen face, others sneezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Loving My Peeps, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Loving My Peeps

    Loving My Peeps Chicken Whisperer

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    The title says it all......we had to put 1 down this morning, she had bright (neon green) poops yesterday but acting normal. This morning she was hunched over in the corner and when I picked her up her right side of her face was swollen and bloody, eye was slightly bulging and her neck was completely turned 180 degrees. A very sad sight to look at. I had DH shoot her. I have multi age chickens in 1 coop. My larger birds all free range but the 10 younger (age 8-12 weeks) do not leave the coop. I had 1 hen with wheezing problems and gave her Tylan 50 injectable and she recovered nicely. Now I see lots of diarrhea but no blood. 1 chick with a watery droopy eye but again no other symptoms. Could this be fowl cholera? If so how do I treat?
     
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  3. Sportsterjeep

    Sportsterjeep Creekside Acres Farm

    Jun 1, 2010
    Mill Hall PA
    Here's a link to the fowl cholera section in the Merck Vet Manual http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/202600.htm. What you're describing could be fowl cholera, read through it. At any rate an antibiotic, like Tylan is the course of action I would take in your position. Also, probiotics or an active culture yogurt will help get the gut bacteria back in check and help with the diarrhea.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010

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