swollen face,eyes, runny nose?? spreading through flock HELP!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gameboygal12, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. gameboygal12

    gameboygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
    1) What type of bird , age and weight. hens from 5 years old to 2 months.

    2) What is the behavior, exactly. A few weeks ago, the first systems were sneezing and wheezing/gurgling sounds every time they breathed. This week, 2 of my hens have very swolen faces and runny noses. The older hen that has this "cold" isn't doing good and she's all droopy and not moving very much.

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? maybe 3 weeks to a month

    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? one bird or the other has had this "snot head" thing for a few days and then they seemed to get over it. Then the next day, it would happen to another bird.

    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. nope

    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. We live right next to a gravel road that gets pretty dusty when a car goes by, But I don't know...

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Laying pellets from local mill, water and antibiotic water.

    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. I did notice a big green poop the other day, But it could have been a side effect to the antibiotics...

    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? We put some antibiotics in their water, But no change from the birds. In fact, It would make the water in their waterer yellow and gooey and gross. It also won't wash off the waterer very well... Also, we used cold remedy nose drops in some of the hens noses.

    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing
    the bird til you can get to a vet? home treatment

    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. might take one later.

    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use wood shavings in their coop, dirt in the yard. I put down hay or shavings in the run after it rains so it's not so muddy.
  2. ams4776

    ams4776 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure sorry giving you a boost and lotsa luck on figuring it out [​IMG]
  3. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2010
    N/E of Richmond, VA
    Respiratory Illness

    See here for comprehensive information from the University of Florida regarding respiratory illness in poultry. This site from the American Poultry Association also provides information on respiratory illness in poultry.

    Oxine – without activator! Use as disinfectant or in humidifier/fogger to treat respiratory illness. Use to clean coop surfaces after pest infestations such as mites and lice. Add to water to discourage slime growth. Can be used with activator to thoroughly disinfect EMPTY animal houses (do NOT use activated Oxine around animals). See this link for more.

    Humidifier or fogger – for treating respiratory illness with Oxine.

    Duramycin-10 (tetracycline hydrochloride) – broad spectrum antibiotics for use in chickens and other livestock. See the drug label information for dosage and usage information. When antibiotic treatment is complete, feed plain yogurt or buttermilk to restore good gut flora.

    Tylan 50 – labeled for cattle or swine – use to treat bacterial respiratory infections such as coryza or mycoplasma. Dosage is 1/2 – 1 cc per chicken. When antibiotic treatment is complete, feed plain yogurt or buttermilk to restore good gut flora.
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