Chicken has blocked nostril! What should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Poliwag, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of her nostrils is blocked. When she breathes she sounds like when you drink from a straw and there's barely anything left in the glass.

    She is a silkie bantam and she is about 4 months old.
    She weighs about half the weight of another chicken I got from the same place and is the same age.

    This is a picture of the chicken:
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    This is a picture of the nostril that is blocked:
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    This is a picture of the nostril that is not blocked:
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    It looks to me like her other nostril is starting to block up too [​IMG]
    What should I do?
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Get her on some antibiotics and some VetRX and isolate her from the rest of the flock to prevent this from spreading.
     
  3. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Anibiotics? VetRX? I live in Australia and I have never treated chooks before... what do I do? Where do I go? I live in a small town x.x

    Is what she has serious? [​IMG]
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

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    Quote:Anibiotics? VetRX? I live in Australia and I have never treated chooks before... what do I do? Where do I go? I live in a small town x.x

    Is what she has serious? [​IMG]

    I don't mean to scare you, but you can never be too careful. Try Terramycin that can be dissolved in the water. VetRX works like Vicks VapoRub - clears out some of the congestion.
     
  5. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Anibiotics? VetRX? I live in Australia and I have never treated chooks before... what do I do? Where do I go? I live in a small town x.x

    Is what she has serious? [​IMG]

    I don't mean to scare you, but you can never be too careful. Try Terramycin that can be dissolved in the water. VetRX works like Vicks VapoRub - clears out some of the congestion.

    So, I should be able to get those things from the vets?
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

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    Quote:I don't mean to scare you, but you can never be too careful. Try Terramycin that can be dissolved in the water. VetRX works like Vicks VapoRub - clears out some of the congestion.

    So, I should be able to get those things from the vets?

    You should be able to get them from your local feed and seed store. Somewhere that carries livestock feeds and supplies will have it. It looks like she has a little bit of a chicken cold. She should recover just fine. [​IMG]
     
  7. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So, I should be able to get those things from the vets?

    You should be able to get them from your local feed and seed store. Somewhere that carries livestock feeds and supplies will have it. It looks like she has a little bit of a chicken cold. She should recover just fine. [​IMG]

    I sure hope so [​IMG]
    Thank you so much for replying [​IMG]
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

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    Tylan or gallimycin would be a better choice than terramycin, which is pretty useless. Here in the US they are available without a prescription; not sure about in Australia.
     
  9. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I went to the vets to get it but the vet wouldn't give it to me without checking the chicken himself. He gave me, "Oxymav B, for birds. Soluble Broadspectrum Antibiotic Powder". He told me to treat all my chooks with it. Though, it is a bit confusing. I am supposed to add 5 grams of the stuff in 50ml of water. That doesn't seem like a lot and how am I supposed to give it to all my chooks? I have 6 in total, plus a duck [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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