Please help, please! For my 3 year old leghorn chicken has an internal layer and need to give her

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hensintheHOUse, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. hensintheHOUse

    hensintheHOUse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I am a new and need to know what kind of antibiotics my sick hen needs.

    After I read the article of my hen's problem,


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    > I emailed the Chicken Doctor, a very helpful guy!!!-- and he said it
    did sound
    like she's an internal layer and that there's not too much we can do.
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    suggested we try to find a tropical fish supply store that has
    Penicillin
    Tablets and give her a 250 mg tablet twice per day. How does that sound?
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    I went to the fish store, and they didn't sell that. So, my husband told me that T.C. Tetracycline is as same as the penicillin.
    Is it right?
    I want to make her feel better...

    I give her a steam bath several times, and a hot bath for 20 minutes that she likes everyday, and insert some mineral oil using the syringe that is sanitized every time.
    After I gave her some mineral oil in her vent, her poops like this.
    Is it okay?

    I feed her homemade Greek yogurt, homemade dried garlic that has also contained a lot of eggyolks in, eggshells, hard boiled egg yolks and so on. She doesn't eat any of her regular food.

    What is the yellowish stuff?
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    And here is her butt.

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    She was really ill 3 days ago, but she acts better now and cleaning herself often.

    Thank you for reading, and please let me know if you have any suggestions or advice.
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. hensintheHOUse

    hensintheHOUse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much, Eggcessive!

    It is very helpful!
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That yellow stuff looks like an egg that broke and has gone rancid. Email the Dr. again and ask if a broader spectrum antibiotic like Baytril would be better. If he says yes then send me a PM and I'll reply with a link you can get it at.

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If she has more egg bits in her a calcium pill might help her expell it.
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    -Kathy
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Here are some nasty egg pictures:

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    If left inside the hen will die, antibiotics or not.

    -Kathy
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    No, tetracycline is not the same as penicillin.
     
  8. hensintheHOUse

    hensintheHOUse Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. hensintheHOUse

    hensintheHOUse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, 1muttsfan! That is right. I heard from one of my friends who keeps hens and roosters and goats after . She helped and save one of our chicken who has a pendulum crop. She is 3 years old and still alive and very active.
    Phew,, I am glad that I didn't use it.
     
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  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    1muttsfan is right that the tetracycline is not the same as penicillin, but the tetracyline although not the best drug, can still treat E.Coli and most bacteria that can cause peritonitis in hens. The same site that sells the penicillin also sells enrofloxacin (Baytril.) From what I have read about the different types of peritonitis in hens, drugs will have little effects in the long run. Speckled Hen here on BYC, has several informative threads about egg yolk peritonitis and internal laying if you have the time to search them here on the forum.
     
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