1. angcurdy

    angcurdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eyes swollen shut on 2 month old chickens. Foul smell as well. Seemed to be slow moving Hanging out under the light also.

    We quarantined two just like that and one with runny looking eyes n

    Any advice?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It sounds as though you may have a respiratory disease. A bad smell sounds like it could be coryza, but mycoplasma can also cause the swollen eyes. Of course you can't be sure unless your local agricultural agent takes a swab or culture. An antibiotic such as Tylan soluble powder or Tylan 50 injection would work for treatment, but if it is coryza, sulfadimethoxine (Di-Methox or Albon would be the drug of choice. Here is a list of respiratory diseases and treatments: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. angcurdy

    angcurdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My nephews had the bad smell. He had 3 sick and has lost one. He is going them tylan IM. They have a fluid collection in their chest, so we may have caught it too late

    My rooster just had one bad eye. No other symptoms. Eating and drinking. I have given him two doses of tylan and his eye is open and looking good. Still no other symptoms
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    If they have the bad smell, that may be coryza, and sulfadimethoxine is a better drug for it.
     

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