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Pullet with closed pussed eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sierra pachie bars, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    She is alone , I've been watching her for sometime. I bought her about two weeks ago, shes about 10 weeks. Started with what appeared teary eyes. Was still eating and drinking very well. Very active loves when I come outside.
    Today when I returned from Church, both eyes are sealed shut. Goobers coming out nose. I opened one eye and puss came out along with blood. Eyes look very bad. Appears to still be eating and drinking well also active for not being able to see. Any advice ?

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    Edit : Appears my friend whom also bought a pullet from same person is also sick. Same hatch group.
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My honest advice is to put her down. She has something that will infect your flock and start a cycle of heartache you really do not want. If there is blood, it could be ILT, a nasty disease for which the state can destroy your entire flock-that's how bad some of these are. Not worth saving one hen, IMO. Sorry about your trouble. You haven't put her with your flock yet, have you?
     
  3. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    She's been in same yard , but has stayed seperate from my others. I've been watching this one for the two weeks I have had her. She didnt show any signs when I got her but within a few days she started showing teary eyes like bubbles in her eyes. She isn't with my flock so I will wait till moring and if she is still like she is I will cull her [​IMG]
     
  4. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    I culled her. [​IMG] I'm very upset. It was very hard. I couldn't cut neck so I chose the car method. Also she had been around a chick same age as her. Also isolated. Should I worry and how long do I look for signs ?
     
  5. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Well... here's what happened with my chickens. My Silkies just had bubbly, watery eyes and some were sneezing. I pulled them from the general population (These were hatched by me in September, so I know their history)
    I put water soluable terramyacin in their water and used the terramycin cream on their eyes 2x a day. I gave them yogurt and added vitamin to the yogurt. I increased their protein with hamburger, beef liver and scrambled eggs.

    It took a good 7-10 days, but they all cleared up. I checked them over today well again (they've been with the others for 2 full days) and they still have clear eyes, and none of my standards show any illness.

    Might be worth a try before you cull. Not sure about the blood, unless you pulled some feathers when you pulled off the boogers? Mine had boogers too, but no blood.
     
  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Make sure you notify the person you purchased her from. I am sorry for your loss [​IMG]
    Christina
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm sorry it was so hard. I keep trying to get people to understand that even if you administer antibiotics, most of these diseases are still in the bird's body, they just go into hiding. The birds can still be carriers of it and infect others. Doesn't matter if they seem to have recovered. With those symptoms, I would never allow the bird into my flock, no matter what, even if it seems to get well. Some of these diseases are nothing to mess with. It's never easy, but think of it as protecting your flock, as we all should. Your friend that got one of the birds needs to know this, too.
     
  8. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Yes I've already called her , we will be contacting who we got them from.
     
  9. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:So, wait Cyn... the antibiotics don't take away the germs and viruses like it does with people? Other animals recover- hogs and cattle for example. You think I should get rid of the Silkies? Like it will come back anyway?

    Remember I am new to this- this is the first junk I have had to deal with.

    Thanks!
    Christina
    <sorry to hijack the thread [​IMG] >
     
  10. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I do agree with all of the above, yet I have chosen to keep my flock that probably has these issues. Unfortunately they come from the breeders, carried in the eggs. Once they have this, it is always contagious, aparently its contagious in the soil for a lifetime. You can also have blod drawn to have it tested. Call your local extention office. Also read the article that tells about a few things..... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1342266#p1342266
     

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