This worked!!- Gooky eyes, etc..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Laskaland, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Well last week, 5 of my 6 silkies were all gooked up in the eyes. One had bubbly eyes and 2 others were sneezing and making odd noises (lol- hard to describe) I seperated all of them, and ended up putting 2 of them back with the general population, the other 4, I put under lamps on my interior porch (it's beeen in the negative digits this week)

    I think they actually had a cold. Not sure if they can get human colds, but we've all had them lately, so maybe it's possible?
    Anyhoo, I used terramycin gel on their eyes, put terramycin in their water, along with a bit of ACV (smelled sooo bad). I added their vitamin to plain yogurt and gave them extra protein (hamburger leftovers, scrambled eggs, sausage cut up) (THANKS ANGIE!!- Miss Prissy)

    TODAY, when I checked on them, they were all happy and the eyes were clear! There was no goop on their noses or anything. No sneezing either!
    So, I guess it took a good 6 days to clear up, and it was the most work I've had to do for the birds, but I guess the thought is
    DON'T GIVE UP!!!!

    The silkies are still evil and may well steal my soul if they don't draw b lood first....

    Christina
     
  2. You posted for CURES. Great, nice to see you have happy chicks.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:Thanks Angie...
    <sigh> I ended up culling them after all [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The gooky gunk came back and after long discussion and reading, and knowing that I didn't want to spread (and it hasn't) I just culled the ones that showed the symptoms. I didn't want all my chickies to get sick, or be carriers, or worse yet carry the gunk to the eggs which I guess is what they can do.
    I was very sad, but it was made a business decision. If I had a sow that was contagious, there would be no way in heck I would keep her and possibly infect the rest.
    It was a sad day, but the best choice.
    Christina
     
  5. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:Not sure what you mean? I posted what worked for me...for a short time, it seems.
     

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