In the Brooder
- Aug 21, 2008
I posted on here over a month ago regarding two young barred rock hens (we hope hens anyway) who were sneezing and had stinky snot bubbles. We did take them to a local avian vet. She put them on baytril injectable and told us they had sinus infections. A week later we took them back for a re-check. Still snotty but seeming to get a little better so we kept going with the Baytril. Then we took them back for a third re-check. It seemed like it had improved (no sneezing but still snotty) but was staying the same now. So she said continue with Baytril until gone and gave us eye and nose drops (I can't find the empty bottle to get the name) that was supposed to help clear them up. We had them on that for about two weeks and then ran out two weeks ago. The one who was the worse seems pretty good now. I can't smell any stink when I sniff her beak and she has very mild, clear snot sometimes. The other one was never quite as bad but her beak still stinks (again, better than it was) and she gets enough snot to have shavings/dirt stick to her beak. We haven't gone back to the vet because of how much this is costing us and I feel like she's just throwing expensive possibilities at us, rather than knowing what's really going on. Has anyone else had experience with this same type of illness? Besides the snot they are totally fine, good appetites, healthy poop and feathers and clear eyes. Any advice would be much appreciated.