sick turkey. need advice

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by charliesgirl, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. charliesgirl

    charliesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a hen that is like a pet. we have had her since day 1 and she follows us everywhere. she is at the age of laying and we are getting an egg every couple of days. she is acting completely normal. no sluggishness or anything just completely normal. the thing that makes me nervous is that she is sneezing, has mucus seeping from her nostrils, and has swelling in the skin around her eyes. its an obvious swelling. any advice that could help will be much appreciated. thanks
     
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    sounds like she has Mycoplasma galliseoticum, chronic respiratory disease. Those are classic signs of it. Get her on some antibiotics asap, tylan or tetracycline based are great for it. Would also be good to get some vitamin supplements to add to her water as well to help her out. Follow dosing directions and in a few days she should start to show signs of improvement, just dont let her go without them though!!!! Also, it is contagious, so if you have other birds, dose them as well.
    Good luck
    Aubrey
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I second that. I use Tylan or LA 200. Best to nip it in the bud quickly. Best Wishes
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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