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Rooster has bubbles coming out of one of his eyes, he is acting fine..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenchickenbulkbulk, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Songster

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    What is this? What should I do? Also I have a barred rock pullet..she has been hurt..the feathers on the top of her head are gone..she has a scab on the top of her head and her head looks swollen. What should I do for her? I am thinking about bringing her into the house.
     
  2. powerline

    powerline In the Brooder

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    Bubbles coming out of the eyes is a sign of Cronic Respatory Disease (CRD). It is usually caused by Micoplasma. It is kinda-like Walking Pheumonia. Extended treatment with Tetracycline will help. Also, treat the coop and surounding area with Hydrated Lyme.
     
  3. chickenchickenbulkbulk

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    What is hydrated lyme? Where do you get it? How do you use it? What is the purpose of it? DeeJay I started him on the antibiotics tetracycline. I am suppose to keep him on it for 5 days. Right?
     
  4. thkosan

    thkosan In the Brooder

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    If you can not take the time or spend the money to take the chicken to an avian vet, try Tylan 50 or 200 (injected)... I had the same problem and it worked -- it is an antibiotic particularly effective against chicken respiratory infections. Typical standard sized chicken 1 cc Tylan 50 or 1/4 cc Tylan 200. Inject in the neck with the needle facing towards the body. Tylan is available through Jeffers, Randall Burkey, etc.

    Good luck.
     
  5. powerline

    powerline In the Brooder

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    Lyme is calsium carbonate. Hydrated Lyme is a white powder. It will eliminate most diseases. Hoe the ground in the coop. Put about 1/2 inch of lyme on the ground and work it in with a rake. Then, sprinkle the ground with water.
    I would give the Tetracycline for 3 weeks. I believe the normal treatment time is 10 days. I recomend doubling the amount of time it is given.
     
  6. chickenchickenbulkbulk

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    Powerline...where can I purchase this lime?
     
  7. powerline

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    You should be able to get it at a hardware store, feed store or co-op.
     

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