rooster with puffed up face! HELP! (UPDATE: we culled him :( )

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tinychicky, May 20, 2011.

  1. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 3 year old mix roo's face is all puffed up and his eye is swollen shut! there are no other symptoms. i've heard of this before... is there a treatment? i'll add more info if you need it... thanks in advance, everyone.
     
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  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone know [​IMG]
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe sinus infection. Is he sneezing? I had a silkie mix roo that got a sinus infection one side of his face under his eye was swollen. It can make their eye swell shut too. I gave him Duramyin for 7 days.
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no he has no other syptoms and is acting normally. both eyes are puffy, but only one is swollen totally shut. i pulled it open and it's only filled with air...
     
  5. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    his eye is open today, but still slitted. he was crowing when i left, so he's still acting normally. anyone know what's wrong with him?
     
  6. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This sounds like it might be fowl pox.
     
  7. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm okay. treatment?
     
  8. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    tinychicky

    With a swollen eye, you may also look for eye worm info. I have been researching this for about 2-weeks now. Vet Rx poultry remedy is one medication for it.
     
  9. rooster lover 119

    rooster lover 119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you give us some pics?
     
  10. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, i'll get some pics tomorrow. i just checked on him. both his eyes are swollen shut and his face is puffy. he was really thirsty when i dipped his beak in the water, not sure how to get him to eat. he can't see at all, i think, i'm a worried he'll starve if he can't find food. i feel really overwhelmed, i'd only lost one bird in four years of poultry keeping, and then now, in my fifth year, everything is hitting me all at once. my flock all has cocci (they're all on corid right now), they did have worms, one rooster got a badly infected leg, a chick was born with decreased muscle density, two roosters were ripped up by a dog last week and i've lost six birds in less than a year so far, three in just this past week. fowl pox or eye mites or whatever is really the last thing i need right now. i don't think i have poor biosecurity; i clean the coops every 3-4 weeks, change food and water every day and clean out the containers once a month, i always quarentine new birds for three weeks minimum, i change clothes and wash hands if i go between other peoples coops and i check my chickens daily for any sign of illness. why is all this happening at once!?
     

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