Lump Near Eye - Advice Needed

tarahharlin

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So, I just found out that while at the vet, they weighed in her at 1lb. 1lb! That would be a severely underweight hen and I'm shocked that no one questioned this. I weighed her several times last night and this morning and she's averaging about 4.4-4.5 lbs. That means for five days now, she's been way under-dosed on her antibiotics. I'm pissed! I'm waiting for the vet to call me back with the correct dosage and I'm really hoping that she'll start to improve once she's on the proper dose.
 

tarahharlin

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Dec 29, 2014
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Update on my hen-
We finished up her antibiotic once she received the correct dosage, however I didn't really notice any significant improvement until about a week after being done with the meds. It definitely improved and whether that had to do with the meds, or just time, I don't know.

As of today, that swelling/lump is definitely better than what it was at its worst, but it has never fully gone away. It is soft to the touch and not hard. When I told the vet that it didn't fully go away and asked about possibly trying another antibiotic, she kind of implied that we didn't have many more options of antibiotics that have been approved for use in hens. So, my question is...do you think it might be worth just trying another antibiotic on my own? I know @Wyorp Rock mentioned Tylosin. If she were your hen, what would you do?

I've attached two photos...the first one was about a week after finishing her meds and the other is from today. She's been eating and drinking normally, no sneezing, or breathing issues. Also to note, the lumps in her wattles did shrink to almost nothing. I can still feel a tiny cyst like bump, but they are so much better than what they were.
Nana Dec.7.jpg

Nana Dec29.jpg
 

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