runny eyes and/or nose?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cassiopia610, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. cassiopia610

    cassiopia610 New Egg

    Aug 3, 2011

    i have an 18 week old ameracauna hen who has matted and dirty feathers on her cheeks. her eyes or nose might be runny. her nose has seemed a bit runny since we got her, six weeks ago. we are new to chicken keeping, so i don't have any experience with any of this. i took some photos of her, but since i am new here i can't post them. she frequently has a wet chin too, unlike the other hens which are different breeds.

    is it possible that she has dirty cheeks because they are puffy? should i take her to a vet? she has been this way for a couple of weeks now. the other two hens seem fine so i don't think she has something super contagious.

    thanks for any advice!

  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Sounds like an upper respiratory issue. I always recommend keeping any new chickens separate for a month so other chickens don't get exposed. She will likely need treatment to get over it. I would isolate her.
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    blah I am in a similar situation but my girl is only about 8 weeks old at most. Do you hear her sneezing? Have you tried giving her duramycin??? It is an antibiotic you can get at like tractor supply. If that does not work you may have to step it up to Tylan 50. I gave mine some last night but she is still sneezy and runny this morning. You should get some other posts on here soon.

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