Ok so I did a badddd thing.... I bought a few chickens from a flea market <wince> and now I am going nuts with problems. lice n mites...check CRD.... check and now from the looks of it I am dealing with wet pox. I have one poor baby girl that is sitting here on my lap right now with a swollen eye shut and snot running out her nose. I have been treating her for the last 5 days with vet RX and electrolytes in her water. and I mean treating her like drops up the nose, down the throat, on the back of the head and under each wing. She wasn't showing any signs of being ill when I started this BTW. Today I look at her and she has this eye (the size of a pea.) swollen shut. Of course some of my other girls are droopy and sniffling as well there is no real way to quarenteen just her and I figure at this stage of the game it may be too late. So if any of you can help me help her I would appreciate it. This is what I have done so far.... and this was for everybody.... about a week ago worms..... ivermectin pour on 1/2 cc on the back of her neck lice and mites.... 7 dust... I do everybody every few months as well as the coops had a experience with stick tite fleas ugh! then I noticed I had a couple of snotty noses and sneezers Duramyacin ( If I mis-spell sorry I do have a chicken on my lap) everybody got it. Electrolytes in the water during the day in the outside pen. Talked to a chicken farmer who said kill the whole flock burn them and wait 30 days to start over..... really???? They have names! and there are 22 of them... well 20 now. Anyway there must be something I can do. Then he said " or you can try... " jerk... VetRX! So off to the feed store I went debit card in hand but smiling. 7.50 for a 2 oz bottle. did the up the nose down the throat thing it lasted 2 days. Back to get another bottle... 3 days cause I was more careful this time. The girls in the coop are going up and down good then bad... some quit eating altogether, some eat crumbles but no scratch. This morning I got up early and fixed breakfast not for my kids or hubby, or even myself come to think of it , but for my little feathered friends. Oatmeal searved warm with a honey drizzle. They LOVED it all ate but 2. My new "lap partner" and one other... at noon I came out again with another batch for lunch. My other one ate but still not this one. She is a fleamarket chicken but I am guessing a RIR about a year oldish Her poo I have no clue ,but most are runny her crop has food in it ( like I said she was pretty healthy just the other day) right now her eyes are swollen, one shut. her comb is pale she's gasping and I can hear her gurggling oh yeah and she has the nasty smell. and just now I gave her a shot of honey down her throat and put her in a basket Her coop is dirt floor with shavings ( pine low dust ) I live in Florida and we have had a horrible rainy season and I just cant seem to get the floor as bone dry as I like it. no standing water though. At night they all get into a little box and nest together. Was wondering does childrens cold remedies work?