What should I dose this Orpington with? New PIC on last post

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Germaine_11.20, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Hi everybody,

    I need advice on what I should dose my Orp girl with (or if I should)



    I have been on vacation for two weeks and got back last week. I noticed my Orp girl wasn't moving alot and I thought it was a foot issue. Her right foot has a swollen toe (not really bad yet) but it is warmer than her other one.

    But today I noticed some white goop in the corner of her eye. I have had her isolated for about 4 days. She doesn't want to walk around but she can--although not far.

    Her feathers aren't ruffled, no bloody poop, no breathing issues.

    I can't find any answers in the chicken health handbook, it is too vague.

    I would appreciate all the advice you are willing to give. Medications, and dosages too.

    Thank you!
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  2. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Songster

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Pretty girl you have there. How does her crop feel? Is she eating and drinking?

  3. MotherJean

    MotherJean Songster

  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Is it mucous (sp?) or is it a sty (sp?) in her eye?
  5. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Thank you everyone. I don't know what it is but I don't think it is just her eye or she would be up and about. I think that it might be the
    Mycoplasma Sinoviae that MotherJean wrote about.

    I will have to get some medicine tomorrow. She is eating fine. A little picky but she knows just where the corn is mixed in with the pellets. She just doesn't really want to move.

    Her crop is fine and she is eating and drinking. She feels a little bony for an Orp but I was gone for two weeks and I don't know if she was picked on.

    Initially I thought it might be bumblefoot (not that I would really know) but then the white in her eye came up today.

    Thanks again for the input, I appreciate it!

    Well after reading further I think it is Staphylococcosis, Staphylococcal Arthritis, Bumble Foot. The chickens have been under major stress while I was on vacation due to predators. I lost at least 30 birds.

    They were free ranged during the day and that is when the coyote/fox came and picked them off. So chances are she was outside and cut her foot, and it became infected. That along with stress brings on Staphylococcosis, Staphylococcal Arthritis, Bumble Foot (at least that is my latest guess)
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Bumblefoot won't affect her eye, though, Germaine. If it's Mycoplasmosis, she will be a carrier afterward. I don't know that it is, but bumblefoot won't cause goopy eyes.
  7. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Hi Cynthia,

    Thank you for writing! Well I decided to grab her and clean out the eye goop. But it isn't eye goop. I pulled the white thing out and just about freaked. I thought I had pulled part of her eye out but out came this hard white thing. I will take a pic when I find my camera.

    I have the fire dept out at the house. Lightning caused a fire (burned over 100 acres so far) and I am having to cut a wet line through the brush. The fire trucks are here and I am trying to help without being in the way. If it isn't one thing it is another. Never dull here.
  8. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    ???????????????? EWWWW wht is this?

  9. chkn

    chkn Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    You said her feathers aren't ruffled but they look real ruffled in that picture. She's a beautiful hen and I'd almost think she was broody if I didn't know any better. It's odd that just the one eye had the goop in it, maybe it's not some bug but maybe secondary to something else. She's just gorgeous, good luck and keep us posted.
  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I am just guessing with the eye "gunk" but maybe she had something caught in her eye and could not scratch it out, her eye covered it with "gunk" and you were helpful in pulling it out? [​IMG]

    I sure hope she starts feeling better soon. [​IMG]

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