Eye lid swollen shut, mucos

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by psimek, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. psimek

    psimek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, It's been raining buckets here for days. The 2 farm hens, RIRs, seemed not to know to get out of the rain. Everytime I saw them they were soaked. Yesterday one was finally in the coop. Her eyelid seemed to be swollen shut. When I checked on her later, it was open a tiny bit. Today it's swollen shut again, and she has a runny nose. I have penned her up alone in the corner of the covered porch. She did drink & eat for me. Any thoughts? Thanks
     
  2. psimek

    psimek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luckily the school has 2 courtyards, so the farm birds are isolated, completely now from the rest of the flock. I put some antibiotics in their water. I figure if the one was sick, maybe the other wouldn't be far behind. As I was moving the other, she seemed to sneeze. They are eating & drinking. Any ideas?
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a link somewhere on her for symptoms of common diseases..actually it may even be a "Sticky Topic" in the emergencies section. See if that helps at all....but the AB
    s seem like a good idea.
     
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    go to your feed store and ask what med they have for MG or chronic respiratory disease... use that for your entire flock... also give the bird some extra vitamin A (look in your baby vitamin section at the store for this) ...three drops for a week as vit A def usually is present with respiratory conditions...
     

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