runny nose sneazing eyes swollen and watery help!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by raiderbabe239, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

    Jun 19, 2009
    Fort Myers, Fl
    my little red frizzle chick is about 3 1/2 months old now, shes always been smaller than the rest and really thin but shes a fighter and has made it this far and she eats well i just went out to the barn to check on all my babies and round her off by herself running around peeping like mad and she has a runny nose and shes sneazing, she also has swollen eyes and theyre watery does anyone know what this is how can i help her i dont want her to die and what can i do to prevent the rest of my flock from getting it??

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    - red frizzle cochin, 3 1/2 months, idk but not a whole lot shes tiny

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    -sneezing runny nose watery eyes walking around alone by herself

    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    - not at all

    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    - i have no idea

    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    - all my chicks get chick starter feed from tractor supply and i just gave her some crushed cheerios with plain un flavored yougurt and red grapes, and water with vitamins electrolytes

    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    - kind of runny

    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    - isolated her from the rest of the flock

    8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    - myself

    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.

    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    - they run around in the barn and the yard during the day
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. threehorses

    threehorses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Well of course, first thing I would do is isolate her. Obviously she has a respiratory issue of some sort, likely she's the one that has it because she has something going on with her that makes her more delicate than the others (manifested in her physical condition).

    Has she always been thin? Or did it really start at a certain time?

    Also, is your feed under one month old? Stored in an air-tight container in a cool place, not exposed to light or humidity?

    I'm going to attach an article here about supportive treatments for respiratory illness. Basically the methods in the article are good for ANY cause of respiratory illness as they're non-medicinal and thus not specific to bacteria, fungus, etc? But they really do help facilitate healing.

    For your ill bird, I'd say treat the immediate problem now (the illness) and then as she gets better we need to figure out what her underlying issue is if we can and fix that so that she's a more normal weight.

    For her, you can try Duramycin 10 at 3 teaspoons per gallon of water, a new solution made daily, as her only source of water. But if you use Duramycin do NOT use milk or yogurt products - they will make the meds not work. BUt you must still use a probiotic daily because, as you're already seeing, when nasal drainage happens it drains into the digestive tract through the cleft opening in the roof of the beak and into the throat/guts. That will cause the good bacteria in the digestive tract, the ones that usually prevent diarrhea etc, to falter and then you have secondary issues. Using a probiotic (live acidophilis bacteria) helps replenish the good bacteria, even through antibiotic use, so that they can do their job and prevent diarrhea (dehydration) and secondary yeast infections.

    For 'mycin and 'cycline drug use, you can buy acidophilius capsules/tablets from the drug store, or Probios powder from the feed store (Cattle section) and give the powder daily in a wet treat.

    Better yet, buy Tylan50 injection medicine and give her that daily for three days as an IM injection (dosage below) and use also as a sinus flush (1 part tylan50 in 4 parts boiled and cooled water) to double the healing.

    The more quickly you get her healed, the less likely that she'll die or be infective.

    Here are the articles; please let me know if you have any questions whatsoever, and also please do post any new things to this thread here and we'll do our best to help.


    (Articles upcoming - they're on my other computer)

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