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Clear mucus in eyes, acts like gasping or trying to gag. Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Canardman, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Canardman

    Canardman Out Of The Brooder

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    Did a search, and came up empty.
    Silkie Polish cross.
    Around 6monts old
    Only hen showing sickness
    Noticed today
    Seems same size as others
    Poop unknown
    The symptoms...
    Clear mucus in both eyes that appear kind of deflated. She seems to be gasping with her mouth open and like she's almost choking on something.
    No mucus in nostrils, but it is slung on her head where she's been shaking it off.
    I'm new to chickens so any help would be great. TIA 20170619_182804.jpg
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Respiratory or gape worm maybe?....
     
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  3. Canardman

    Canardman Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking respiratory. Starting antibiotics and crossing my fingers.
     
  4. Zoltán Palyov

    Zoltán Palyov New Egg

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    doxiciklin antibibiotics
     
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  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Tylan 50 injectable, which can also be given orally, could be found in most feed stores can be given to treat respiratory diseases, such as MG. For a silkie, I would give 0.25 ml twice a day for 5 days.
     
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  6. Canardman

    Canardman Out Of The Brooder

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    Update: started with VetRX with no sign of getting better. Both eyes swelled shut oozing pus, and I figured she was pretty much dead. I got some Tylan 50 as suggested and started her on it. We are on day two of antibiotics and she is improving greatly. One eye is open and clear. I no longer have to force water to her. (Got some electrolytes and probiotic mix for her water) and she is eating again on her own. She also had a bad odor around her head, going away. She has lost a lot of feathers, and I'm going to keep her isolated for at least another week. Thanks to BYC (found lots of helpful posts) and you all for the input.
     

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