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  1. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My young hen has a sleepy swollen eye and is uncoordinated and is very tired, she walks like a drunk,
    I gave her vitamins and electrolytes in her water and she is eating but she acts very frail and I don't know what to do for her
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Does her eye have any drainage or foam in it? Is there any nasal drainage or noisy breathing? Keep dipping her beak into the electrolyte mixture as often as you can, and try to get her to eat some egg after she has gotten plenty to drink. How are her poops. Have you seen any others in the flock with respiratory illness?
     
  3. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her nose sounds normal her poop looks a little dry
    Everyone else seems to be okay but I'll look them over tomorrow before they go outside
    No foam but it looks kinda watery
    No nasal drainage either,
     
  4. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    her head is also tilted, her eye is getting to be swollen shut, and seems to be sensitive to light
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    You may need to think about either culling her for a respiratory infection, or treating her with some strong antibiotics to save her. I would separate her immediately from the rest and use good biosecurity practices. If her head is tilted or twisted, that could be torticolis or wry neck, which can be a neurological sign of brain inflammation, dehydration and electrolyte depletion, a vitamin deficiency, or from a head injury. In this case it is probably from a chronic respiratory disease, such as MG, coryza, or even fowl cholera (pasteurella.) Have you added any new members to the flock? Is there any bad odor around her face? Tylan 50 injectable may help symptoms of MG. Sulfadimethoxine or Sulmet would be appropriate for coryza or fowl cholera. Could you post a picture of her tilted neck? Here is a link to read about respiratory diseases such as those above: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  6. shawnellabella

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    Her head isn't tilting as bad I've added vitamins, electrolytes, and duramyacin-10 to her water she was going down and wouldn't eat or drink by herself it's been a couple days but she tries to stand now, her swollen eye opens up sometimes and she is eating a bit by herself, and she is drinking a ton of water and has developed diarrhea
     
  7. Eggcessive

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    I'm glad that she is improving some. If she has sticky eye drainage, you might put some Terramycin, plain Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic ointment in the eye twice a day. Try giving her some probiotics in her water, or a small amount of buttermilk in her feed, which might help the diarrhea (which can happen with a respiratory infection.) Feed her her normal chicken feed, but add some scrambled egg or a small amount of canned tuna to bribe her into eating. If you don't see more improvement with the Duramycin, Tylan 50 injectable can be used either as a shot, or given orally once a day for 5 days. Do you have other chickens?
     

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