CRD or Infectious Sinusitis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fluffychickens, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. fluffychickens

    fluffychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2010
    This morning, I noticed that my self blue d'uccle cockerel had a swollen frothy eye. I pulled him into quarentine and hit the books. Mom and I decided it was probably CRD or infectious sinusitis. It seems really common. Stress and a change of weather will cause an outbreak. The books don't really say what to do except maybe use antibiotics which may not really work. Mom thinks he'll get over it with a little TLC. (She's had chickens before.) What do you do to make chicken with a cold more comfortable? Any idea what to feed him he is about 5 months old.
  2. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2008
    I would put him in a cage by himself and in a building where it would be warmer.I would use Duramycin-10. You can get it a TSC or a feed supply.At the rate of 2 tsp. per gallon for 3 days and see if it doesnt help.This is for CRD.
  3. fluffychickens

    fluffychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2010
    Can I feed him yogurt or something else?
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2010
  4. hen-at-home

    hen-at-home Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    North Central MA
    Hi, I'm dealing with a swollen eye area on one of my hens. No discharge yet, but sneezing and head shaking. I've quarantined and started Duramycin-10 but at a different rate than what was suggested here, this is the second day. (I've been using a much lower dosage - scant 1/4 tsp per gallon is what I have been using. Going to change that right away.) I'm giving the antibiotic to the whole flock as a precaution. I did google the Duramycin-10 dosage and found 1/2 Tablespoon per gallon dosage from this link:

    question is this: I read here at this site:

    found among the questions and answers section that this antibiotic can't be used for layers and the eggs of hens which have rec'd treatment should not be consumed.... and it sounds like the answer is that they should not be consumed,.. ever.???

    Can anyone tell me what they have heard/read regarding this?


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