Please I need help with My imported Chocolate Orpington. She is sick. :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dandydoodle, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010

    My imported Chocolate Orpington got a cut on her eye and maybe inside. Her eye swelled up, I got an antibiotic creme for her eye and the swelling in her eye seems to be going down. The problem is she is obviously not feeling good and seems to be running a fever. I think she needs oral antibiotics but, I don't know what I am doing. Is Tetracycline Hydrochloride soluble powder ( Terra Vet ) an antibiotic? If so how do I make it? I only see instruction for really large amounts and I don't need that much. I only have one sick chicken. Can I give it to her with a syringe and if so how much and how many times a day.

  2. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    anyone??? [​IMG]
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2012
    Without seeing the instructions it is hard to say how much. We will need to do the math. What does the package say?
  4. Familyochickens

    Familyochickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 30, 2012
    Tetracycline is an oral antibiotic, and should work, maybe contact the place you got it at? Hope someone can help you...
  5. arcy liger

    arcy liger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2012
    can you post pics ??? how is the temperature? is she laying ?if so keep her eggs for incubation (only if she dies)....

    just keep sponging with water
  6. Vries

    Vries Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 21, 2012
    Essex, Ontario
    if you can find a tetra 250 that would be a good start, then what i would do is use a bleach solution in squirt bottle and soak her eye 2 times a day or so, Pick her up and use a Q-tip and pry open her eye and look inside if its pussy twirl the Q-tip around against her eye ball and pull out whats inside, keep the bird drinking lots of water and see what happens
  7. cowcreekgeek

    cowcreekgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2012
    Hurricane, WV
    Hi, Michelle, and sorry your bird's havin' trouble. But, it sounds like you're gettin' ready to complicate her issues ... so, please -- let's start over:

    You say she "got a cut on her eye and maybe inside" but -- of her eye, eyelid, or? Although that appears to be clearing up.

    Now, she's "obviously not feeling good" which is based upon what specific observations?

    And, finally, that she "seems to be running a fever" which could actually be checked?

    Now, and w/o knowing the problem, you're looking to determine if Oxytetracycline Hydrocloride is an antibiotic (which it is) and how much to give her, but w/o knowing the cause of her symptoms ... which you really should not do ... although it is broad spectrum, it is only indicated for very specific diseases. Also, it is to be the sole source, and for the full 7-14 days. Do not feed milk products, or eat the eggs, if you do dose her (but, please don't).


    Infectious synovitis caused by Mycoplasma synoviae

    200-400 mg/gal

    Chronic respiratory disease (CRD) and air sac infection caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Escherichia coli

    400-800 mg/gal

    Fowl cholera caused by Pasteurella multocida

    400-800 mg/gal

    Again? Notice that there are only a few very specific applications for antibiotics ... they're generally useless anything else (esp. virii, for example )-;~
  8. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    This is long but some people seemed to want to know the whole story. Just thought I would worn you since it is so long.

    I do know what caused this. Another bird obvious kicked her in the eye. She had a couple very small cuts on the outside of her eye and her eye swelled up. I put antibiotic ointment on the outside of her eye. After a couple of days it was obvious it was getting worse not better but, the cuts on the outside were gone. It seemed like maybe she had gotten hurt inside her eye too. I have never had this problem before so it took me a couple of days to find the antibiotic ointment. Once I started it her eye started getting better but, it is not all the way back to normal yet. I feel kind of a lump right above her eye. She has only been on the creme for three days now, so I think her eye will continue to get better. Here is the problem, yesterday when I went down she had started having diarrhea and is not being as involved as normal. She is kind of trying to hide in the corner. Well when I pick her up she is very obviously running a fever. I am thinking it took me to long to get the antibiotics eye creme and the infection had spread. So I want to give her a oral antibiotic and continue the eye antibiotic.
  9. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    What would I flush her eye out with? If there is a cut in there wouldn't that be bad.
  10. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    CowCreekGeek posted the instructions below. I just don't know how translate it. I think you are suppose to mix it and just put it in her water. The problem is even if I put it in the waterer with the way she is feeling I don't know that she will drink plus, I don't want the other chickens drinking it. So that is why I wanted to know if I could give it to her with a dropper and if I do how do I know how much to force her to have? Should I give her save a chick too?

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