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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 11chick11, Nov 22, 2013.
One of my hens has a watery eye and bubles coming out of it. What do I do to help her? Please help
Could you post a picture so that we can see exactly what your are talking about? It sounds like it could be the beginnings of a respiratory disease. Have you noticed any other symptoms, like sneezing? If its a respiratory disease, you'll probably need to get some antibiotics to treat it.
Just got some. I will take pictures tomorrow when it's light outside.thanks. Hope this works
As Wyandotte7 said, your chicken may have the beginnings of a respiratory infection. Some of the common ones are infectious bronchitis, mycoplasma G (or CRD,) ILT, and coryza. With ILT there is usually blood-tinged nasal mucus, and with coryza there is usually a swollen pus filled eye with a bad odor. Antibiotics can be used to treat these, but I would probably hold off until seeing more symptoms like eye or facial swelling which many diseases will have. Here is a link to read about the signs of these diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
I think she's got LT. Does anyone know where to get the vaccine ? Other then a vet?
Does she have bloody mucus coming from the mouth or nose? Many respiratory diseases can look like this one. I would read all I could about it first, then look into getting a bird tested by the state or local agricultural agent. You can't ever be sure of what you are dealing with without a test or a necropsy of a dead bird. Only then would I vaccinate. There is a lot of info online concerning vaccines, and although I didn't go too far there could be some risk involved with vaccines. This is also a reportable disease in many states. Here is a good link on ILT: http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/.../Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus Facts.pdf
Here are 2 more good links, and the last one is a thread by a BYCer last year that dealt with it:
Please let us know how she is doing in the next few days. If other symptoms such as swollen eye or face, thick nasal secretions develop, she probably should be started on Tylan, oxytetracycline, or others.