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Silkie with eye drainage

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Clayton92, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Clayton92

    Clayton92 New Egg

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    Today while feeding and watering my chickens I noticed my silkie rooster had eye drainage coming from both eyes. He is holding one of the eyes shut too. I cleaned up around his eyes and put some antibiotics on in his eyes. I went ahead and moved my two silkies into a shed incase it was something that could spread so my other chickens wouldn't get whatever he has. He acts tired, I feel so bad for the poor guy. If you guys have any suggestions what I could do for him please let me know. :(
    Thank you
     
  2. ernie85017

    ernie85017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Close up photos will help a lot. What color is the drainage?
     
  3. Clayton92

    Clayton92 New Egg

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    I'll get photo shortly. It is like a whitish clear color.
     
  4. Clayton92

    Clayton92 New Egg

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    Dumb me forgot to take a picture when I went back out to check on my rooster. It is clear it is some kind of respiratory infection, poor guy is breathing hard. I called my vet and he said he had no idea what to do for it. None of my other chickens or ducks show any symptoms so I am keeping my fingers crossed! I really don't wanna loose my silkie, they are my favorites, any suggestions would help.[​IMG]
     
  5. Clayton92

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    Good news! I went to my local tractor supply store and picked up some tetracycline for livestock and now my rooster is as good as new! I put the antibiotic in his water in about three days his eyes were completely drainage free. I kept him on the antibiotic and quarantined for the recommended two weeks.
     

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