1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Turkey sick pneumonia Use of humidifier

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fergyc2l2t316, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. fergyc2l2t316

    fergyc2l2t316 Chillin' With My Peeps

    89
    6
    71
    Jun 22, 2014
    Las Vegas, NV
    My turkey has been sick with mycoplasmid pneumonia and he took another turn for the worse last night. I honestly thought he was not going to make it. But he pulled through again and is eating and drinking. But he is wheezing again. Does anyone know if a humidifier would be ok to use with him? I know when I had pneumonia I had to have one. The vet is closed right now. If anyone has any idea I would greatly appreciate a shout out.
    Thanks
    Timie
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    28,957
    2,939
    471
    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I would worry about too much humidity causing frostbite in cold temps. Do you have the turkey inside to keep it warm? Have you treated it with antibiotics, such as Tylan or oxytetracycline? With respiratory diseases such as MG, a secondary air sac infection can occur making the disease worse. Sorry about your turkey, but respiratory diseases can be chronic and serious.
     
  3. fergyc2l2t316

    fergyc2l2t316 Chillin' With My Peeps

    89
    6
    71
    Jun 22, 2014
    Las Vegas, NV
    I have him in my bedroom and it's 70 degrees. He's doing much better today. I am using Tylan 50 injections per the vet and oxytetracycline. The vet gave me a stronger antibiotic, but he didn't respond. He is only responding to the tetracycline and Tylan. Thanks for responding, though. I am hoping that he gets stronger by Wednesday. He has to have part of his wing amputated. He has had a very rough go these past four weeks.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by