white puss coming from eye several dead

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by js8cop, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. js8cop

    js8cop New Egg

    Oct 15, 2011
    i am new to the chicken family. I have several chickens died and several have one swollen eye and hard time breathing. They all stop laying about two weeks ago should have new something was up then some died and now some have these sympthoms. wil they ever lay again if so how long will i have to wait for this tric antibiotic gets out of their system i am still treating all cant seperate all of the sick one do to not having the space. can use a little guidence hear. i have also cleaned out the white crap out of the really bad ones eyes. i also read that this flock might be carriers of this thing if so will the eggs be carriers and get us sick. i know i have a ot of questions but i am totally clueless
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    What are you treating them with? Normally, you have to toss the eggs for 14 days after you're done giving it to them. If it's respiratory, then it's my understanding they will ALWAYS be carriers so if you bring any more into your flock - they'll probably get it too. I've heard a lot of people talk about culling their entire flock. I'm sorry, I haven't experienced this so that's all the info I can provide. I'm sure someone much more knowledgeable will get with you shortly!
  3. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    Hi... May I suggest you use the SEARCH here on the website... Search the symptoms and you will get links to answers, threads. Watch for other symptoms in the chickens, check their poop.

    What antibiotic did you give? Tetracyline (Duran 10) is given at 1 teaspoon per gallon of water... as much as all your chickens will drink in 24 hours, change the water and re-dose until three days after symptoms are gone or seven days, I believe.
    There are stronger antibiotics, injectable ones... you can get Tylan 50, syringes and needles at the feed store..... there are instructions for giving injectables or oral antibiotics here on BYC. And, there are oral ones that you give to one chicken at a time individually... search "giving oral medications". You can't be sure a sick chicken get enough medicine (via drinking water) as they very often stop drinking and eating if they are really sick. This is why individual injectable or oral work better.

    You will find that people here are willing to help... giving more information is better... such as how old are the chickens, how long have you had them? Have you ever wormed them? With what? What do you feed them? Did you check for mites? Have you added any new chickens to the flock? Did you keep those new chickens isolated from the flock to see if they were sick at all before introducing them to the flock? A flock with a worm or parasite problem will display many symptoms, symptoms and death that you would not think could be from having lice, mites, worms, etc.... but, it's possible.

    You won't know if your chickens are "carriers" until you know what the problem is... what the illness is. Some things are "carried", some are not. (From what I have read here on BYC).
    There is an eyeworm... there is are threads about it.. here's one: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=95554

    I do not know much about all this... I am repeating what I have read here or been told. You can find more experienced information here. You can count on good, accurate info from dawg53 if he posts a response. Many feed stores carry anything you might need to treat your chickens, and most are open on Sundays as well.

    Use the search here on BYC for more and better infomation. Good luck.
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  4. js8cop

    js8cop New Egg

    Oct 15, 2011
    in fact they stop laying eggs after i bought ten new ones in and i feel like a fool now but no i did not seperate them. also i havnt worm them yet and their poop does seem waterery. lice and stuff you got me. i am squiting the really bad ones down the throat. their eyes are really swollen. i have 2, 1, 6months year olds i guess i will vacinnated and deworm them after i get over this the other 30 or so look okay and ran around the back ard today. but out of 50 hens not one egg. so thats why i decided to treat the whole flock.

    thanks all for your imput
    please keep them coming suggestions are diffently welcomed

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