Emergency!!!! Need help diagnosing sick chicken!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken-parent, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. chicken-parent

    chicken-parent In the Brooder

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    Emergency!!! Need help diagnosing sick chicken!!

    So I have a rhode island red with me whose been acting strangely the past couple of weeks where she's been:

    -Distancing herself from the others
    -Lethargic
    -Lack of appetite

    And when I told my mother about it, she just told me ahe was fine until today when she brought up her eyes where watery and she hid beneath the hen house! I looked around on the forums and else where and found that it might be possibly Coryza?? We decided to isolate her and she just rested a lot, upon closer examination when I picked her up, I noticed her mouth was open like she was breathing from there and some white discharge started to come out her eyes!! She's about 5 months, not laying any eggs yet. I was hoping someone could help me make sure that Im correct about ot being Coryza because we plan on getting her some Tylan tomorrow!!! Also if you guys have any tips to help me out with this, please tell me!
     
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  2. Squishychicken

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    Could you get pics

    I would give her some electrolytes like nutri drench or some other specified poultry vitamins in her water.
     
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  3. chicken-parent

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    Oh my mom and I did that while we were at the feed place!! Also here are some pictures of her, I forgot to mention I think that her face is a bit swollen too since her eyelids sort of droop over her eyes and I know this isnt normal because we have another RIR thats face isnt like that AT ALL. Also in the photo I hope you can see the discharge in her eye and that her beak is a bit open in order to breath.
     

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  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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  5. chicken-parent

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    That's what I'm thinking!! If it is, is there anyway to treat it?
     
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  6. chicken-parent

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    Would it be mycoplasma gallisepticum or something else?
     
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    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    I'm clueless to diagnosing, hopefully others will be more helpful. Type it in the search box to get more info. Sorry
     
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  8. chicken-parent

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    Thanks anyway!
     
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  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

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    Hi @chicken-parent :frow Welcome To BYC

    Is she sneezing, coughing or having any mucous from the nostrils?
    Is her beak clear of mucous or any lesions/plaques?

    Watery eyes and difficulty breathing can be symptoms of respiratory illness - many of which have very similar symptoms so it's hard to know which one you are dealing with unless you have some testing performed.

    Infectious Bronchitis, ILT, Mycoplasma and Infectious Coryza are a few of the most common respiratory illnesses - antibiotics may help with secondary bacterial infections - injectable Tylan50 which can be given orally or by injection may help. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

    If you are seeing white discharge coming from the eyes, try to keep that cleared away by flushing with saline and wiping it away. You can apply an ophthalmic ointment like Terramycin or Vetericyn eye gel to the eyes.

    Do your best to keep her drinking, separate her so you can give her some extra care - make sure she has ventilation.

    Keep us posted.
     
  10. chicken-parent

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    There hasn't been any sneezing, coughing, or mucous! I examined her beak while we were flushing her eyes and she didn't have any thing on her beak.

    And they have some terramycin at the Feed store! I'll be sure to get some of that along with the Tylan 50.

    Don't worry, we have her in a separate area inside of the house so we can look after her and tend to her. We've also given her some yogurt to help tie her over until we're able to get what she needs.
     
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