Chickens dying of stopped up sinuses?!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rebecca100, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. rebecca100

    rebecca100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, in all the years I have had chickens, this is totally new to me. My chickens heads are swelling up, I first thought it was a snake bite when the first one got it. They will start swelling under one eye and then it will spread to their entire head. Snot will be pouring out of their nose and mouth. The first one died before I realized it was not a snakebite. Now I have a turkey doing it. I started her on antibiotics. It is not progressing as quickly, but it is still serious.. WHAT IS CAUSING THIS!!! What can I do about it!! My chickens are free range am I am worried they have been in contact with a sick animal or bird. Any info would be much appreciated that would help me put a stop to this. And help save my turkey. Who incidentally I have only had about a month.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Hmm... sounds like a disease here. I can't really help with id-ing the disease, but coryoza comes to mind. Perhaps a picture may also help. If it is viral, antibiotics aren't really going to help the primary cause.
     
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do your turkey and chickens share space? They can swap sickness.
     
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  4. rebecca100

    rebecca100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, all my poultry free-range together. I had my husband lance the turkey and thick clobs of snot came out through the hole. It is really nasty.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  6. rebecca100

    rebecca100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, everyone. I looked it up and it sounds like what my chickens have and they pic is exactly what they look like. It fits all the symptoms and I just recently got the hen who may have been carrying it. Hopefully I can get her treated now that I have an idea what I may be dealing with!
     
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  7. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi, I would tend to think coryza, since it's much more common. When you get antibiotics, even tho a broad spectrum antibiotic will work, a antibiotic for gram-negative bacteria will work better cause it's more specific. That info should be on the bottle.
     
  9. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The description for Coryza said a disease of chickens but can it cross to Turkeys? That is what made me think CRD cause chickens and Turkeys pass that back and forth with ease it seems.
     
  10. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tylan 50, Baytril, or LS-50..

    instructions on how to flush sinuses:

    click here
     
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