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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickabator, Dec 7, 2008.
can someone tell me how to do a nasal flush?
Sorry to sound ignorant, but is this for you or your chickens?
for my chickens
Why would you do that ? What is it ?
I cant imagine! be ware.. they drown easily.
they have coryza and the chicken dr. told me to do a nasal flush to open the sinus on the side that is infected.
You must be VERY, VERY careful. There are many a poor soul on this site that tried to do this or forced liquid down a chickens throat.
If you get the liquid in their air sacs, they will die in moments and there is absolutely nothing you can do to save the bird.
I would seriously suggest that you do a gret deal of research on this subject. You can search the site for this phrase and you should get a good deal of information from posts past.
Whatever you do, be sure the chickies beak in pointed to the ground and NEVER let it raise it's head while you are doing this.
Personally, i would put the Chicken Doctor on the spot and ask him how to get this done. I have put very small amounts of Vet Rx in the nostrils of well matured chickens with good manners. You MUST keep the chicken from being frightened and once this happens you MUST let it go and try another time.
I agree with rimshoes. I wouldn't try any kind of nasal flush on a chicken. There are other things you do rather than that.
If you have a nebulizer (for someone who has asthma) you can use that and just use boiled salt water (sterile), or water and blow the mist into their face. Or, a humidifier in a confined space would have the same effect without risking killing your baby.
I had a batch of chickens that had the infectious coryza, and I thought they were all going to die, but I gave them all tylan injections, and fixed a cardboard box with holes in the side (handles) and placed the nebulizer in there with them and it helped. If you had something like an indoor wire dog kennel, you could put the bird in it with a humidifier and wrap a sheet around it to keep most of the moisture in there, and it should work great as well.
In the water, used Oxine AH. You can read about it on the web. It it great stuff. I use it all the time. It is great for an inhalation therapy for birds. It kills are sorts of organisms, and it can be used in the chickens water to make it more palatable. Don't freak out, but it is similar to clorox or chlorine used in pools, BUT IT IS DIFFERENT! Please don't substitute clorox for this. When it dries, Oxine AH is no more than table salt. Clorox and pool chlorine are not.
Hope your birds feel better soon!