Sick chicken pics - any help appreciated!

theburtschickens

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 15, 2009
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2
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Our buff lakenvelder (or that's what we think she is) has come down with something. Her name is Yuengling, as she resembles the Black and Tan beer made by Yuengling.
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Just 2 or 3 days ago, her eyes started to get bubbles, then a little swelling, and her left eye has since shut. There is also a little bit of snot like stuff on her beak, but she's not really "sneezing" or anything. I don't know if you can tell in the pics, but there is some definite swelling behind the eye on both sides of her head. It's almost like she has a pus filled cavity behind the eye, do chickens have sinus cavities? I've read other topics regarding this, and most have recommended isolation with a course of antibiotics.

I have her isolated, and have Sulmet (a sulfa antibiotic I believe) in her drinking water as that is all I have right now. She doesn't seem to be having any other problems. The bubbles in her good eye have gone away, so that's one good sign I guess. But her poor left eye.
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Even in isolation, I haven't noticed any irregular poop, and there is no smell to her eye junk and no other noticeable sickness.

Is there anything else I should be doing for my poor Yuengling?

Thanks so much.

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Billy7871

Songster
10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
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I don't know but someone on here will have great advice for you. This is a bump for you and good luck.
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theburtschickens

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 15, 2009
37
2
22
I forgot to mention that she's a pretty young chicken, probably only 6 or 7 months old. You can't really tell that by the pics. Thanks for your support Billy.
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