Too with swollen face eyes swollen shut

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daxigait, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    Try a dog crate if you can

    you dont want the others catching it

    You are ok, NOT transmissible to humans, most cases

    You may want to medicate the others as well, or cull (depends on what approach you take)

    He/others if they have it, will be carriers for life, they can pass it to others even if healed up and showing no signs.
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    6,206
    2,820
    381
    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    I agree...disease that is spreading. May be pox or CRD or MG. But there are also other possibilities. Frustrating as antibiotics won't help if it is viral, it just has to run its course.

    Here is a good read until someone comes on with a more definitive guess...albeit may take a culture to know for certain if pox scabs don't form.

    https://poultrykeeper.com/respiratory-problems/respiratory-disease-in-chickens/

    LofMc
     
  3. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

    9,329
    2,970
    366
    Aug 10, 2015
    SW Missouri
    When I asked about me it was because of my two week old chicks in the house. I don't want them getting it. I don't have any antibiotics for chickens. How can I help him.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    6,206
    2,820
    381
    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    Most sick chickens take to isolation crate well as they aren't feeling great. Remove these two affected immediately to contain the exposure (although they've already exposed the flock...but you can prevent more exposure in case it is something bacterial, that moves slower in most cases).

    Put the birds in a dog crate (whatever) that is in a weather protected environment will help. Place any antibiotics in that water.

    It may be MG which is responsive to tetracyline. Coryza responds to Sulmet.

    Fowl Pox has to run its course as it is viral, ETA as does Infectious Bronchitis. You can help boost the immune system with ACV, yogurt, warm mash with garlic. I've even helped a bout of IB by putting elderberry tincture in the water. That seems to help with viral stuff for chickens as it does people.

    LofMc
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    6,206
    2,820
    381
    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    You will have to be very careful to not track whatever this is to your chicks in the house.

    Tend to your well birds first, then tend to your sick birds. Use different clothing to tend to the sick birds, and boots. Wash your hands well and change clothing before going near your other birds.

    I keep a permanent isolation hutch that is by a separate back door. I hang a different coat and keep different boots to access that side of the house for isolated birds....ETA and of course only use designated isolation feeder and waterers which I disinfect after the finish of whatever occurred.

    Even so, some things simply float in the wind. Viral can be hard to contain.

    LofMc
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
  6. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

    9,329
    2,970
    366
    Aug 10, 2015
    SW Missouri
    I put him in the small chicken tractor in the back yard and put him on the four inch high roost and gave him food, and water with vet rx which until tomorrow is all I have. I will get something after work. I put my 7&8 week old chicks out in the small coop last week and two developed runny nose/ sneezing. I did not think and put them back in the main coop thinking they just got a chill. Two of them have been sneezing this week. I hope I did not infect the whole flock with something.
     
  7. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

    9,329
    2,970
    366
    Aug 10, 2015
    SW Missouri
    Which med? Do I need to drink by his eyes?
    BTW the black on his comb is from my other roo that hates him.
    He is about the same this morning. Unfortunately for him, I found him like this last night at close to ten, and I had to be at work be 5:15 this morning so it will be evening before I get to him. I heard a sneeze in the main coop this morning so I may be in trouble.
     
  8. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

    17,948
    8,321
    546
    Aug 9, 2014
    Southwest Louisiana
    Might not be pox, if the scabs are from fighting. Wet pox would show thick cheesy plaques around the eyes, beak, and throat.

    How weather proof is your tractor? When I get a sick bird I put them in a small dog kennel in the bathroom, where it's dark and quiet. I also run the overhead heater. I find they recover more quickly when warm and dry. See if you can open his eyes and flush with a saline wound spray. I treat respiratory issuers with an oral dose of tylan 50 straight down the throat.

    Keeping your hands and clothes clean is very important.

    Keep us updated. It may get worse before it gets better, especially if it's viral. Take a breath. I believe in you. :hugs
     
  9. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

    9,329
    2,970
    366
    Aug 10, 2015
    SW Missouri
    thanks. I will move him to the upstairs bathroom when I get off work. I was not sure last night because my two week old chicks are in the downstairs guest bathroom. I will also need to find out who else is sneezing.
    What is the dosage for an adult bird and my 8-9 week olds as I know one of them started the snotty beaks and sneezing? The adults are lav, Orpington, RIR, and barred rocks. The juniors are Sapphire and EE pullets so no bantam breeds.
    I just hope with eyes swollen shut he can find the food and water I put about six inches from him.
     
  10. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

    17,948
    8,321
    546
    Aug 9, 2014
    Southwest Louisiana

    @casportpony has the dosing info. You'll need to weigh him.

    I don't dose everything that sneezes. It's better if they can get through it on their own. Did you get any new birds recently? If so, did you quarantine? If your weather damp? I know they tell us that chickens don't get colds, but mine ALWAYS get snotty when our weather turns cold and damp the first time.

    I had pox this year again and about a third of my flock was snotty, sneezy, or both. Only one ended up needing my intervention (the nasty eye infection; started in her sinuses). I just can't afford to medicate everything with the sniffles.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by