Sick chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by peepeep, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. peepeep

    peepeep New Egg

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    About a month ago I had two chickens die quickly. They had problems breathing and one had a lame foot. I treated the whole flock 4 others with antibiotic in their water for 2 weeks. Now I have another chicken with clear bubbles in her left eye. I treated her last night and this morning with vetericyn. It has been about 2 hours since her treatment and no bubbles. She is acting normal, eating drinking, she is not being pecked on, her eyes don't appear to be swollen. Could the bubbles be something besides MG. There are no chicken vets close by so I am relying on the helpful staff at our feed store. I worry if I do take her to the closest vet, about 1.5 hours away, it will be very stressful on her and might make her more sick. Should I cull her and have her tested? I love my birds and don't want to unnecessarily kill her. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!! Glad you joined.
     
  3. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas peeppeep, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us!! I X2 the advice of sumi!! Good luck to you!!
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. I always treat for at least a month before I decide to cull. It sounds like you are doing all you can. I hope she gets better soon. :thumbsup
     
  7. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. VentuckyChick

    VentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Southern California! And x3 to what Sumi said. Best of luck!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  10. good luck with your sick chicken!
     

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