Hen goes from bad to worse! Anything I can do?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Shawna89, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted about my hen's swollen face not too long ago. Now today she isn't acting herself, she "droopy" looking. I've given her Tylan. Is there anything else I can do to save her?
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Can you post a current shot of swelling? Are the other three turks still doing ok? You mentioned, in another thread that you had used the Tylan (or other antibiotic) for respiratory problems in past, is that right? If so, what problems?

    I'd just try to augment her diet with grapes/moths/meal worms/crushed hard boiled egs/plenty of clean cool water available. All you can really do is provide med & low stress environment, otherwise.
    If you have had respiratory issues in flock, previously, and this poor hen doesn't make it (hope she does get better) then a necroscopy/lab work might be useful so you'd know for sure what you're up against.

    Good luck!
    r
     
  3. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to update she started perking up after the 3rd round of Tylan plus added vitamins/electrolytes/digestive bacteria to the water. today she came out and wandered around with the others today. The swelling looks to have gone down.
     
  4. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other turkeys have shown no signs of any respiratory problems. I did treat all of them with one does of Tylan just to be safe. Plus they get the same water
     

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