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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by The Sheriff, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. cbnovick

    cbnovick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mayo (but Miracle Whip ain't too shabby either [​IMG])

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    LOVE ALL CHOCOLATE--Belgian especially!!

    Whipped Cream AND Buttercream-Do I have to decide??
    Cold Stone Creamery "Cake Batter" with sprinkles on top [​IMG]
    (Rita's frozen custard is a very close second though)
     
  2. lonnyandrinda

    lonnyandrinda Overrun With Chickens

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    I know a lot of you have TONS more experience than I do. Any suggestions what I could do with this pullet? Noticed her eye on Friday afternoon and isolated her, she's had Gallimycin in her water since Saturday. Sunday morning I ran to Atwoods to buy some Tylan 50 and started injections (1/2 cc). I'm also rubbing triple antibiotic ointment into her eye two to three times per day. This morning was Day 4 on the Tylan. She is still eating and drinking but I am starting to worry with so much swelling for so long it is going to affect her eyesight permanantly. When I pull her eye open and look around there is sometimes a little watery white infection but it is all mostly swelling of the eyeball and tissues around the eye. The eyeball itself is swollen. She is marginally better than before I started the Tylan, the swelling is slightly less and she can open her eye a crack on her own. I know Tylan is supposed to be given for a max of 5 days, should I continue it for a few more beyond the 5? Or is there something better I could use?

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    (She is opening her eye in this photo)
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  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Spray the eye with Vetricyn. They is a red eye version but in only has one more ingredient so regular should work too.

    anti biotics only work on bacteria.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I would keep up with the eye ointment and see how she does. It could be something as simple as something got in her eye and caused an irritation, then an infection.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Ugh. We are not used to 80% humidity here. I do not like it, not one bit. Still beats Dar's weather, but it's yucky.
     
  6. chiqita

    chiqita Overrun With Chickens

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    Tylan only works if the eye stuff is respitory or something like that. If tylan has not helped in 5 days it is not working
     
  7. lonnyandrinda

    lonnyandrinda Overrun With Chickens

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    Good to know. Thanks everybody, I assumed this was related to respiratory, hence the Gallimycin and Tylan, but as no marked improvement I will finish the 5 day course of Tylan tomorrow and try to get to the feed store for some Vetricin, but continue the triple antibiotic ointment (that's when I started seeing the most difference). My kids have strep so we'll see how soon I can get out- may have to wait until tonight after hubby gets home and hope the feed store is still open....
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    The picture of the eye does not look like the respiratory pictures of eyes that I have seen.

    She probably scratched it or got something in it.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    X3. And better to use an ointment made for use in the eye, they are different from regular ointments - non-irritating and "melt" better over the surface. Hope she does well!
     

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