SICK CHICKENS!!!! antibiotics not helping PLEASE HELP no one around here knows anything!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redrum81, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. redrum81

    redrum81 Out Of The Brooder

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    since my last post about the coughing and congestion, i now have my second chicken that has both eyes swollen shut and watery...and puss...i have taken all of my birds off of antibiotics because i didnt know it messed up the eggs. i gave one of my chickens to someone and it got their chicken sick. something is going on terrible around my place. i am new at this and do not have a clue. after two months of this, i am ready to call it quits. with over 30 birds (turkeys, guineas, bantees, americanas, white leghorns, RIR's, and production layers, thats hard to do :( no i do not have all of those birds together. i separated the bird with the swollen eye, but half of my egg birds are sick in the same pen. not with swollen eyes, just sneezing and congestion. stools seem to be not as runny now.
     
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    redrum81 Out Of The Brooder

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    i mean no one in my town area
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you take the sickest one to a vet? Or send it to a lab for necropsy? If you live in the US, many States have free necropsy services.

    -Kathy
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Many reason antibiotics might not work:
    • If it's the kind you mix in the water, they might not be getting enough of it.
    • If it's a pill,or liquid, they might not be getting enough of it.
    • If it is a bacteria, the antibiotic you're using might not be effective against that bacteria.
    • It could be a viral infection
    • It could be a fungal infection.

    -Kathy
     
  5. redrum81

    redrum81 Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont know where to take them. No vet in my town can tell me anything. seriously....not ONE!! i dont know how to "send" a sick chicken somewhere....and i certainly cant find out which antibiotic to use as i dont know the illness :(
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    What State do you live in?

    -Kathy
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    You could try Tylan (tylosin), which you can get at most feed stores in the cattle section or you could try Baytril, but Baytril is banned for use in food animals, so you should research that first.

    -Kathy
     
  8. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What antibiotic did you have them on?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    You would have to make an appointment with the vet so they could get a sample and send it off to the lab.

    This is a post I did on how to send a bird off for a necropsy:

     
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