OK. So in sick Bay today are: Olive Egger "Sweet Olive" and Wellsummer cross "Big Red", aka "mean little heifer". Olive was put in sick bay yesterday and we immediately started treatment. She also has a respiratory infection and is treated with amoxicilline for that.
Both have vent gleet. Olive had diarrhea but deworming and anti-fungal cream in her vent solved that. Her butt is still very red and gets treated with both anti fungal cream and triple antibiotics.
Big red is a MEAN chicken and can attack with her spurs. Yes, she has spurs. So it took me the entire morning to first separate her from the flock, drive her into the garage, catch her with a big beach towel and starrt treating her.
Previously, both chickens had had bumblefoot on both feet. Yesterday and today, I found they still had one foot with bumble foot and I opened them up, removed the puss, applied a dot of triple antibiotics and bandaged with fabric band aids.
Big Red's diarrhea is being treated the same way I did Olive's runny feces. Anti-fungal in the vent and deworming.
This time, since I have them both "prisoner", I intend to keep them in sick bay for a full week or longer if necessary.
"Prison" appears to have a positive effect on Big Red, who is not attacking me and now subjects to treatment. Amazing. I hope that both will return to their former "glory".
Yes, they're old. No, they haven't put an egg in their coop for a year now; but I still want to give them a fighting chance at a happy old age.
If anyone feels they can give me more advice as to what to do for their ailments, any remarks are welcome.