Chicken eyes, nasal illness going on, dont know what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kidseieio, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. kidseieio

    kidseieio Out Of The Brooder

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    We started purchasing chickens several months ago and all was fine. I purchased some americaunas at a local poultry auction ( never again) and they were fine for a week, then one of them began to have a matted and closed eye. She wouldnt eat or drink, so I nursed her for a couple of days and cleaned her eye with erythromycin in her eyes. She perked up and I continued to keep her away from others. Several others have fallen in line with her and now have nasty eyes. you can see small bubbles at times and they eyes look very small in relation to the other chickens eyes and what normal looks like. There is no odor and i can see some small clear discharge from the nostrils. I began treating the flock with duramycin per recommendations from the feed store 8 days ago and they are eating and moving about like they are fine, but one still has a nasty eye and the others eyes are very small and not normal looking. They behave normally and are in a seperate pen from the other chickens. I am not sure what to do at this point. Should I keep them on antibiotics for a longer period of time and continue to treat them all, send the few onto the chicken farm in the sky or what??? I have been researching and reading and cannot find a picture that shows how their eyes look or any thing that is exactly like what they have. There is no odor, it is clear and after antibiotics they are up and about and eating.
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    What antibiotics are you using. I suggest Tylan 50 injectable(for cattle) give 1/2 cc under skin at base of neck for 3 days. Can dribble some in the affected eye also. Respiratory illness can be lingering and some can become carriers, so keep that in mind. Tylan 50 normally works pretty well for this. Also if the eye keeps matting, apply some neosporine to the eye.
     
  3. mikelewis

    mikelewis New Egg

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    I just killed every chicken I had.40 in all.The disease spreads like wild fire.Other birds aren't safe in your yard.Its an air born disease.Those birds are contaminating your soil.You must treat it before you get more birds.Also,its deadly.Check out my story on the infection page.The topic was" BEWARE" infectious coryza by mikelewis. There may be some useful info for you.Let Me know it turns out.Wish you all the luck. MrcchikenDUMMY
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    She said their was no odor, so it may be MG or something else also. Coryza has a vaccine you can vaccinate for also.
     

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