Eye/sinus infection in EE meat roo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sunny Side Up, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Sunny Side Up

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    Please help me decide what to do for this 6-month-old EE rooster. He's part of a batch of surplus cockerels destined for the table. I pen them up at night and let them free-range all day. We've had a lot of rain here recently, and the extreme dampness seems to encourage respiratory infections in my chickens.

    I've heard a few sneezes from some of these guys, but no wheezing. Only one has a goopy eye, but his breathing sounds fine. I have him confined to his own cage now.

    Should I just treat his eye with eye ointment, or give him some Tylan-50? Or just leave him to shed it by himself? Should I try some other home remedies like garlic in his water? I don't want to put a lot of Rx in a bird we're going to eat. Could I process him with a goopy eye? Would that affect his meat, or just his head?

    Thank you for your help with this.
     
  2. oldorchardfarms

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    i would not trust not treating him and having some kind of infection in your meat, I would put him on antibiotics for a week quick the long you wait the harder it will be to get rid of. then after you have him off wait 15 days he should be clean. when ever i see the sighs of infection i treat asap because i had one of my rooster with an eye infection and did not catch it soon enough and it took over a month to treat.
     
  3. Sunny Side Up

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    Thank you, that is about what I was thinking, I appreciate the confirmation. I don't plan to process again for a few weeks anyway, and even then will only do half of the remainders, doing the other half a few weeks after that. So he should be free of infection and antibiotics by then. Thank you!
     
  4. oldorchardfarms

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    Your welcome!
     

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