HELP I think i have a pandemic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TK Poultry, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    ok i posted on here last weekend one of my pullets and a swollen watery eye and everyone said the treat w/ saline and keep it clean and i have been and i dont have anywhere to quarintine her so i watched her pen VERY closly and now i have a roo with one swollen and watery eye in the adjoining pen!!! wat do i do i got one of the pullets eyes cleaned out and is looking better but the other eye wont open and i just caught the roo's today while feeding just a few minutes ago wat do i do now im really concerened on my other thread i explained that i had a pullet a few months ago have a watery eye but it was never swollen telling me no infection but now i think there is an infection because of the inflamation in the affected eye(s).................please help im still sort of a newbie!!!!!!

    thanks for all future posts.............
  2. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    sorry to add another post but i think they might have Chicken Coryza how do i treat it and do i have to cull b/c they are carriers??????
  4. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    need more info before you think it maybe corzya.
    Does the chickens have an unusual smell about the face?
    Is there any legions in the mouth?
    What is the discharge like from there nose or eyes?
    What is there poo like?
    What meds are you treating with?
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Coryza has an awful smell to it, and IS very contagious. They WILL be carriers for life and will infect any other bird that comes near them, their feeders or waterers, or anywhere the infected birds have been kept.
    This link has anything you could ever want to know :
  6. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    Quote:no unusual smell no leasons around the mouth poo is normal eating and drinking fine eye discharge is very foamy and nose is a lil runny at times and looks like snot and idk how to treat them keeping it clean and flushed w/saline.......

    since no awful smell could it be just a respitory infection........
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  7. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Bear, DE
    could be CRD [​IMG]
    I think has almost the same symptoms- it is also contagious - and I believe if they are infected they are carriers for life also -
    you will have some that have more knowledge of the illnesses give you some advice- I would suggest find some way to isolate the birds showing symptoms or you could have an entire sick flock
    good luck
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    There are a number of respiratory illnesses; not all create a carrier state. Tylan powder in the water or tylan injections. Gallimycin is also a good choice. Baytril if a vet will prescribe it.

    You can have a vet culture the bacteria to see exactly what you're dealing with.
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I'm thinking Coryza or MG. The swollen eye thing goes right along with both diseases.

    Coryza is treatable and there are carriers involved, but if you go through the treatment process and find and cull the carriers, you do not have to cull your entire flock. I dealt with this disease a little over a year ago and with lots of help from the head poultry vet at VA Tech, my disease has been eradicated from my flock, which is now a closed flock. [​IMG]

    If you are dealing with MG, you will have to cull the entire flock and start over. MG will leave your birds and their offspring carriers for life. There is no way of getting around that.

    The biggest difference between these two diseases is the odor that comes with Coryza. If your birds have Coryza, you will know because the smell is not a nice one. MG does not have the smell that goes along with it.

    Here is a link to a great article on Coryza -

    biggest thing you need to do at this point is figure out exactly what your flock has. The best way to do this is to call the state lab and have a necropsy done. I know you will have to sacrifice one of your birds to do this, but by doing the necropsy you might be able to save the rest of your flock. Treating them blindly (not knowing what your treating) is not a wise decision. MG can be tricky in the way that once treated with an antibiotic, it can hide it's symptoms. It is better for your flock for you to know exactly what you are treating and it will help you to make a more informed choice as to what steps need to be taken with your flock.
  10. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    I'm so sorry to hear you are going through this. Good luck!

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