Help-What is this yellowish discharge??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by s6bee, May 14, 2008.

  1. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I went out to feed the girls as usual and I noticed that my one hen's "Bawk" sounded a little funny. Then I noticed that it appears as if the side of her head has a yellow tinged something smeared in her head feathers. There is also a tiny yellow hardended bead on her beak by the nostil. My guess is that she has something brewing, I really don't have anything set up right now to seperate her ( I can get something going tonight ). I have Polysol vitamins, and Terramycin at home, what do you suggest. She is my most skittish and I can't seem to catch her to get a better look. Can I put something in the water and treat everyone too? Otherwise she's eating and seems fine.
     
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Any suggestions? If I do Terramycin what is the ratio per gallon water?
     
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hi do you think she may have eaten an egg??
    I would watch if for awhile, she how she acts before starting any meds.
     
  4. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I don't think so, there is no evidence of an egg anywhere.
     
  5. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you decide to start the antibiotics, make sure you give it to them for the full week to avoid developing any strain resistance. Mine are on it now b/c one of my hens has a sinus infection...she is being treated with Tylan, the others terramycin @ 1 T per gallon.
     
  6. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Ok great that was one of my next questions. BTW-she's MUCH better.
     
  7. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear your girl is doing better. Did you ever pinpoint what the yellowish stuff was that was on her?
     

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