Chicken has large smelling nasal discharge.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ujlk, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. ujlk

    ujlk New Egg

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    Have a bantam chicken with respiratory problem. One nasal cavity closes completely shut with a large discharge which never clears up. When this large chuck of yellow smelling discharge is removed the nasal cavity is large bloody looking and never heals. This discharge is yellow almosts appears sometimes like a piece of corn and about the size of tip of your little finger and smells of infection. She shakes her head and scratches @ her nasal area. For over 8 months have been putting sulfadimethoxine & poultry electrolyte in her water. Then 3 months ago wrote to this forum and received advise to try injecting LA200 Liquamycin & VetR in her nasal cavity which I have been doing for approx 2x a week but does not seem to help. She is eating/drinking okay and appears okay otherwise.
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you giving LA200 two times a week or have you been giving it to her for 2 weeks?

    She needs the antibiotics for 3-5 days. You may want to try Tylan, it's a pretty good antibiotic.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    She might need injections of Tylan or get Baytril from the vet or online from allbirdproducts. Sounds like a respiratory infection. Possibly coryza if it is a real rotten smell. Keep seperated from the flock and make sure to disinfect everything and handle sick bird last.
     
  4. PolishGirls

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    I have a similar problem with one of my girls. She was very ill, so I first tried Duramycin-10, and then Tylan injections. I gave my girls a series of three injections. At that point the discharge from her nose was yellow, liquid, and she was so lethargic that she fell asleep constantly. She's since no longer lethargic, her poops and feeding are all normal, but she's getting the nasty, incredibly smelly yellow crusts that fill up her nose. We've been trying to remove them gently with cotton balls and peroxide but they are never completely gone and they keep coming back. This has been going on for at least a month.

    Now I've started noticing liquid coming from her eyes. Her eyes are clear, but there's crusting in her feathers under her eyes, and when I was last cleaning her nose I noticed the liquid coming out.

    I can't say how they're laying; my girls are Polish pullets, around 7 months old. Please, any advice would be wonderful. "chicken boogers" entered into Google doesn't get any useful results! My poor sick girl, Lilith, is such a sweetheart-- she runs to me to be picked up whenever she hears me outside.
     
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

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  6. PolishGirls

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    That seems like a likely candidate. I've figured it must be something chronic since it's been going on so long. My main concern is in cleaning out the hardened mucus in her nose before it causes a secondary infection. Is there any advice on a better way to clear her nose? I've been able to get most of the yellow crust out, but there's always quite a bit left and I'm nervous about doing too much poking around; it makes my girl pretty unhappy, too!

    Since my girls are pets more than layers, I'm loath to do any culling unless it's absolutely necessary. I'm assuming both my polish have the disease, and if they're reasonably happy, I'm willing to simply deal with their symptoms.

    Thank you!
     
  7. iguanasal

    iguanasal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So where any
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    These birds ever cured?
    I had a rooster I got do that his eye even inflamed I he was
    Always sleepy I started giving him some blue pills and now he even tries to
    Mount the peahen and pigeons crazy lil rooster.
    Recently I just got a bird with again similar symptoms and been giving it the blue pill down its throat on an empty stomach and tetracycline in the water every day aswell as wiping its nose I'm pretty sure it's going
    To be alright
     
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  8. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Terramycin ointment (which you can buy at many feed stores) is very effective in treating some eye infections caused by Infectious Coryza. My guess is that it would also treat some nasal infections caused by that.
    Terramycin contains a Tetracycline med. If you don't want to buy the ointment (It's about $17) & have a powdered Tetracycline med of some kind (Duramycin, Aureomycin, etc), maybe you could try mixing a little water with it to make a paste to daub on you bird's nose & that might help??
     
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  9. iguanasal

    iguanasal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been giving the young chick the solution mixed with water about a third of a spoon in its water bowl all the other birds have been drinking it aswell the bird is doing good and I hadn't ha time for a close inspection but the nasal discharge was not notice will check back tommorow when I have a better look I've given him a new bowl of water w med earlier.
     
  10. meggriff23

    meggriff23 New Egg

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    Can anyone help? My chicken has similar problem. Very foul smelling thick yellow (chunky) drainage. Seems feverish too. I started a tetracycline antibiotic and have been trying to get the discharge out of her nose but I can't. I smear it with ointment to loosen it up but it's not working. She is eating and drinking well and still enjoying time out side away from the other girls.
     

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