I am new to the site, but love the conversations and find the content extremely helpful. I have a flock of 28 - different types of laying hens and one rooster. This is my second flock since I was a kid - the last flocked lived long healthy lives until they just got old and died. My last flock never had any health problems. This flock has been a challenge, as I started with 30 one day old chicks - didn't know about pasty-butt - have come a long way since then. My flock contracted fowl pox and I did not realize that was what was wrong with them until one had what I call "infection head". I removed her and began treating the rest of the flock for fowl pox. The general flock has recovered. The "infection head" chicken had developed wet pox and everything I have read suggested that she probably would not live. Well, I nursed her night and day including suctioning the mucous from her throat so she could breath and it has now been 6 weeks. Her pox are gone and there does not appear to be any residual infection left, but she still has mucuous secretions from her nose and her eyes are still watery. I started a second round of antibiotics, but I can't seem to get her to progress any further. Any suggestions? Oh, by the way, chicken soup is not an option!!!