Hen with snuffles and sick-looking - cold?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Brahmadarma, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Brahmadarma

    Brahmadarma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 13, 2008
    She's 4 months old, starting standing alone two days ago, yesterday eyes closed a bit. Not exactly coughing or sneezing, just snuffling, like she has mucous or some blockage.
    I will isolate her tomorrow and watch more closely. Should I give her some terramycin? I do have some.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    I would keep her warm and dry, offer electrolyte water and nice treats to make sure she's eating. I personally would refrain from administering antibiotics, but that's a personal choice.

    Good luck, and keep us posted.
     
  3. Brahmadarma

    Brahmadarma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think this is a cold. She makes a pathetic little gurgling noise when she breathes. She just stands, all ruffled up. Eats a few morsels of mash, not treats. Drinking minimally. Getting worse.
    I have given her pedialyte and polyvisol in the water.
    What can I do? Should I try Terramycin in the water or drench?
    Very worried
     

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