I think my favorite hen has CRD

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4F FARM, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. 4F FARM

    4F FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, My favorite girl has bubbles in her eyes. From what I have read she probably has CRD. I'm going to the farm store to get Tylan to treat her. Has anybody dealt with this before. She acts perfectly normal, eats and drinks and comes when her name is called. What is the mortality rate for this? Will she make a full recovery. If she is on antibiotics how long do I need to keep her seperated from the others? And is it able to be passed onto humans or is it strictly a fowl disease?

    Thanks for all advice in advance.

    Faye
     
  2. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi there, i had this a few weeks back, try searching the posts. CUDA send a link to his site with a lot of info and i was able to save all but one hen.

    i treated with tylan for 4 days (they recommend 3), eggs must be thrown out for 7 days after stopping the drugs.
     
  3. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my favorite hen also that may have this. She eats and drinks but her eyes seem watery and have "crusties" on them. I have been giving Terramycin for 3 days not in her water and ointment in her eyes and there isn't much improvement. I also could use any information.
     
  4. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.freewebs.com/cajunyankee/sick.htm

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    is CUDA's site, it explains what to do.

    i was advised by everyone that Terramycin does not really resolve CRD, you need one of the drugs listed on the site above.

    you can get tylan powder from Meyer Hatchery.
     
  5. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the help!
    My only question is would it be "overkill" to give the Tylan when all she seems to have is watery eyes? I have had her inside and there is no sneezing or coughing or rattling.
     
  6. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My only question is would it be "overkill" to give the Tylan when all she seems to have is watery eyes? I have had her inside and there is no sneezing or coughing or rattling.

    that one i'll leave to the experts. for me, i found a dead chicken and then was trying to save the rest...so my situation was a bit more emergent. if its just watery eyes, i do not know. one note though, on mine, i did not hear any rattling during the day, only some sneezing, no other symptoms, but at night, once they roosted, some of they were really breathing weird.

    maybe try and check them tonight.

    good luck.​
     
  7. chikndave

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    OHChick is right.
    It can be difficult to diagnose a chicken. They do not always cooperate when you want them to. They also may not exhibit symptoms all of the time. Try OH's suggestion of checking them at night. You could spend a half hour or so, depending on how big your flock is, and just sit and listen. If you hear something funny you can always investigate a little more closely, even picking up the birds very gently and listening a little closer.

    As for your question of whether or not to treat just for watery eyes. My suggestion would be to hold off for now. Just like with your children, too many antibiotics and such can really bring down the natural resistance of your flock. It may be best to watch and listen and check for other symptoms until you feel that you can reach a reasonable diagnosis or list of possible ailments.

    I hope this helps out a bit.
    Dave
    Cajun Yankee Poultry Connection
     
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  8. 4F FARM

    4F FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well no one in my town sells Tylan. So I called my vet that I use for the dog. Turns out there is a chicken obsessed vet in the office. I told her my chickens symptoms and she said bring her in for an exam. I only agreed because she seemed knowledgable about chickens. If it was the dog vet, I probably would have taken my chances with tetracycline and seen how it turned out. Does anyone else use a vet for their chickens? I'll let you know tomorrow how it turns out at the vet visit.

    Faye
     
  9. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While you are there, ask him for some Baytril.
     
  10. tntstanifer

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    Any updates on this? What did the vet say? .
    Thanks!
     
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