Possible infection help....

lollydolly

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Apr 12, 2013
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One of my chickens has a pale side of her face- just one side and the bit next to her beak is swollen and she wipes her beak on the floor. I have wormed her and she is showing signs of improvement. She is very happy still eating and drinking as normal. Was just wondering if there is any home remedy I should try before taking her to an avian vet.
 

lollydolly

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Haunted55

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It looks like it might be a sinus infection to me. Duramycin-10 is a good ntiiotic and is readily available at Tractor supply or most grain stores. 1/2tbls. per gallon of water, 10-14 days. Any other symptoms at all? Her poop? When did the discoloration start?
 

lollydolly

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6 Years
Apr 12, 2013
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Discolouration has been there for about a week now and she was originally holding her neck to one side and gaping. So I treated for gape worm - she has just finished a weeks treatment and seems happier. She is eating drinking digging for worms and clicking but the swelling and beak wiping is still occurring. Her poop is still normal too. I'm in the uk can I still get hold of the antibiotic? Someone recommended giving her yoghurt everyday? Will this help? Thanks for your advise, I'm a real newbie to raising chickens.
 

Haunted55

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Discolouration has been there for about a week now and she was originally holding her neck to one side and gaping. So I treated for gape worm - she has just finished a weeks treatment and seems happier. She is eating drinking digging for worms and clicking but the swelling and beak wiping is still occurring. Her poop is still normal too. I'm in the uk can I still get hold of the antibiotic? Someone recommended giving her yoghurt everyday? Will this help? Thanks for your advise, I'm a real newbie to raising chickens.
The yogurt isn't going to help with a sinus infection. I am very unsure what and how you can get meds in the UK. I am going to contact Casportpony about that and hopefully get them to reply here. In the mean time. Do you have or can you get Lavender oil? It will help but will not cure. The nasal passages of poultry are just too involved to be able to get everywhere to kill an infection this way. I would either make a steam bowl with 4-5 drops of the oil in it and put it where she is breathing it in, a steam vaporizer works great with this, or you could rub some on the side affected. Again, it won't cure but it will help make her feel better.
 

lollydolly

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6 Years
Apr 12, 2013
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I have some lavender oil so will try that here ... I've contacted vets in the area and my closest avian vet is about 100 miles away and my local vets are not interested in treating chickens. Ill give the lavender oil a try and await some advice re the antibiotics for her. Thanks again
 

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