need help! chicken antifungal

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by watersoflethe, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my chickens has spots on her comb that looks a lot like fungus. i could sort of scrape it off. i've had her on a antibiotic for a while but its not helping and the lumps are getting bigger and burrowing into the skin. i need an antifungal but i can't get nystatin since its prescription only. and right now i can't afford the huge vet bill that will come with the chicken. i just had a huge vet bill because of my rabbit and can't afford another one for a bit. is there any antifungal i can use on her? besides nystatin? please help.
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    what about a topical antifungal like Lamisil or Tinactin, or something with fluconazole in it? I have no idea if they're safe for chickens or not, I just know they're antifungals. [​IMG]
     
  3. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the fungus is on her face and comb so i'm afraid it'll go in her eyes....
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Can you post a pix? Are you sure it is not scabs from being pecked or Fowl Pox?

    Imp
     
  5. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:sorry my camera is on the fritz. and phone camera cannot get a picture close enough. however i'm pretty sure its fungal. its not scabs because it is too big and numerous. the lesions stick out too much. plus they would've healed by now its been almost two weeks. and fowl pox probably would've healed by now too. but its not fowl pox it lacks the black dots and the lesions look different. thanks for the suggestion though.

    is there any antifungal (edible or injectable preferably) that can be used on chickens that i can get without a prescription?
     
  6. jessaw1981

    jessaw1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if any that you can eat it inject. I know dollar tree has anti fungal a dab will do ya
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  8. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:favus seems similiar but the lesions dont seem simliar at all. mine are yellow and huge lumps unlike the fine spread favus. thanks for the info though.

    anybody know of any otc antifungals i can also use on chickens?
     
  9. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm Apple cider vinegar kill mold... and tea tree oil is supposed to be anti fungal. I don't know if these would work but I don't think they would hurt.
     
  10. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thank you very much. that helps a lot. which one do you think would be safer to use around the eyes?
     

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