Fowl Pox- a SUCCESS story....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bedste, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so thankful to BYC and all the advice and support I recieved from everyone. Thank you!

    I have a friend who has lost 2 young chickens to fowl pox just last week. When I noticed one of my 8 weeker buffs with fowl pox I panicked. BYC helped me to stay calm and do what needed to be done. BB (bathroom buff) was quickly blinded in one eye due to swollen eyelid and pox and she stopped eating and drinking and just sat there.

    Because of all the advice and support .....this is what I did...

    Pray Pray and Pray again.... then

    vaccinated every chicken in the flock starting with the healthiest all the way down to the sickest..... BB

    Neosporin NO PAIN RELIEVER on pox as much as possible

    Polyvisol infant vitamin NO IRON 3 drops in beak twice a day

    Hot water and 4 TBS of HONEY mixed well and added to Quart of WATER fed with eye dropper several times a day

    Hot Water/Honey mixture added to dry chicken food fed with Qtip several times a day

    Canned Cat Food with Qtip--- Yogurt with Qtip


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    within 3 hours of eyedropping Honey water.... BB was drinking water on her own.....

    within 24 hours of Qtip feeding HONEY water mixture chicken food......she is now also eating on her own and has more energy.

    I know we are not out of the woods, but BB is going to be fine. She still has one good eye and hopefully after the Pox is gone her other eye will heal normally too. This is a true success story and a testimony to one of the great things BYC is good for...

    Thanks again everyone!


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    Last edited: Oct 30, 2009
  2. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today her face is less swollen, one eye still shut, but eating more than ever.. almost like normal. She has her choice of yogurt, catfood, high protien calf manna, or scrambled eggs with a side of fresh water.. BB is going to be up and scratchin before too much longer.
     
  3. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am so happy for you and BB. [​IMG] Please keep us informed to her progress. [​IMG]
    Thanks for her pics too. [​IMG]

    I should write down what you did for my future info.
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Great story, bedste, and great pics to go along with it. Thanks for the write-up.
     
  5. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just now checked on BB again.... after 5 hours of being left alone so i could party with the grandkids... now her swollen shut eye has a little slit in it and I can see her eye.. OMG... Yippeeeee Progress
     
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  6. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    VERY good to hear about so much progress. Keeping her hydrated and interested in eating at least a little bit, and the way you reacted quickly and calmly without overreacting shows great presence of mind. What a good job!!! Everyone should learn from your good example. [​IMG]
     
  7. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I had to refill BB food dish and her eye is almost opened and the swelling is going down on the infected side of her face. This is great! We are still doing polyvisol 2 drops twice a day, along with neosporin on both sides of her face, fresh water and canned catfood, yogurt and TODAY two bowls of her chick grow mesh....

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  8. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hurray for BB
     
  10. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When she is well, should I bathe her and try to get all the neosporin off of her head, or just let her be?
     

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