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Help swollen neck and eyes some diacharge

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickgirl107, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Chickgirl107

    Chickgirl107 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some chicks that are about 2 month old. I just moved to a pen outside. They have been fine for two weeks then one had swollen eyes and acting listless. I moved and gave tylon but didn't get better.

    I have disenfranchised everything and now I have five other in different stages of being sick. I have isolated them and giving them tylon they are eating and drinking good but what can I do to stop this???? HELP
     
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  3. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isolate these chickens IMMEDIATELY with access to food and water if you have not already done so. They need to be in a warm, quiet, dim place.

    Is anyone coughing, sneezing, or wheezing? Any discharge from the nostrils? Do their heads smell foul?

    I know there is a particularly virulent strain of bird flu going through Kansas right now. Did you hatch them or did they come from another flock or hatchery?

    This sounds like a respiratory infection to me, which may require oxytetracycline (Tylan, Terramycin, Duramycin). What dosage and how did you give the Tylan? It's 1/2cc per day orally for standard size chickens, 5-7 days.

    Keep in mind that birds that recover are not "cured," and can relapse under stress and possibly spread the disease to the rest of your flock. :(

    MrsB
     

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