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chicken with head problems.. please help!!!! please please please!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LCwilson, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. LCwilson

    LCwilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have some chickens out in my coop that arent feeling very well. some of them have foamy stuff around the edge of there eyes, some are sneezing, some have a runny nose and yesterday my grandmother picked up one of my new chickens and clear fluid came from her mouth. im treating the chickens with sulmet but im not sure if thats the best thing to use. i really dont want to cull them so im wondering what they have and how could i cure it. thanks for the help.
    cole.
     
  2. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    It so hard to diagnose any illness!!!! (Read that again)



    But, I had a similar thing going on with my flock. I thought it was coryza, but the necropsy came back that it was the bacteria Pasteurella multocida. It is sensitive to naxcel, gentamicin, tetracycline, oxytetracycline, spectinomycin, penicillin g., erythromycin.

    Pasteurella multocida is very contagious bacteria. Separate those with the symptoms and disinfect feeders, waterers, etc. often (clorox is cheap and easy). Sulmet didn't seem to work very well for me, but I am very happy with the results of the erythromycin and tylan 50.

    Good luck!!!



    Claudia
     
  3. LCwilson

    LCwilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you very much. what is it caused by? i was wondering if it can be caused my dust in the shavings i am using. since i am in wood shop at school i got some shaving that where very dusty. i read that that can effect them but im not sure. also they eat mice,moles, ect. could the mice have eaten some poision and then the chickens eat the poison when they ate the mouse. im not sure. and also where can i get the stuff you mentioned above? thanks.
    cole.

    P.S. i would like to get this disease gone before it kills my flock!!!!
     
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  4. mwlail1

    mwlail1 Out Of The Brooder

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    It sound like the same symptoms my RIR's had, bubbly eye, snotty nose and sneezing. The vet told me to use Tylan 50 : use half a cc once a day for 3 days. It worked for me and my girls are back to normal and laying eggs!
     
  5. LCwilson

    LCwilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you but where do i get this tylan 50?
     
  6. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    you can get the meds where you get their food and supplies.. sometimes it is in a refrigerator behind the counter.. just ask
     
  7. LCwilson

    LCwilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you very much, my grandmother is in town now. ill have to tell her. i need to get this problem resolved.
     
  8. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Quote:This is also the dosage I used on my bantams, I went up to 1 cc for my Standard size. This is an injectable so you will need something to administer the medication with. I think you can get Tylan in powder form also, but it was not available at my local feed store.
     

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