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Young little Nankin Bantam has sneezes and gooey eye - please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueMoon, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas what's wrong with this little chicken?
    About 4 1/2 months old, very sweet little gal who is too small to roost, so she waits for me to pick her up.
    Tonight, I noticed she was sneezing and when I picked her up, saw her eye had a big white glob t the corner.
    A hen was unofficially diagnosed with coryza a few weeks ago. I'm concerned it's spread thru the flock.
    I still have Tammy, the sick Golden Comet, quarantined, and little gal has joined her, in a separate cage, a good five feet away. The woodshop here is warm and I can monitor them better. Poor little thing was quite cold out in the hen house.
    Any other possibilities? Roup?

    Thanks! I'll add a picture if I can get a good one
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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    what you can do immediately is to give her three drops of POLYVISOL once a day (for a week then taper off)
     
  3. BlueMoon

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    Thank you - I'll look for that. In case we don't have this, or the shops don't know we do, what exactly is it (chem) and what does it do?

    She's chipper enough this morning, but eyes are still red and enormous and still sneezing.

    thanks!
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    Polyvisol is liquid childrens A-B-D vitamins ...(you will not find it in the feed stores) > I recommended it becuse vit A deficiency is quite common and has the same symptoms as many respiratory conditions ... hopefully this will support her own immune system enough for her to deal with anything else going on.
     
  5. BlueMoon

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    She's still sneezing. Both eyes become filled at the corner with a foam, which builds as she sneezes. So what I thought was goo is foam. She also shivers alot, when outside, so I brought her back in.
    Aside from the vitamins, any thoughts? At least one other Bantam is sneezing, but this one is smaller and follows me around until I pick her up.
     
  6. dlhunicorn

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    seeing as you have her separated with the other sick bird (and also that coryza is very infectious ) then treat her with the same meds you used for the other sick bird
     
  7. BlueMoon

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    Other sick bird was the one who was probably an internal layer. After two weeks of pampering her, looks like her neck got caught between the bars of the crate she was in - she died the next morning, just before my mom came over to help with the internal exploration.
    Back to the cute as button Nankin Bantam. Her face isn't swollen, just with red eyes. Alarmingly, about half the flock has red eyes. More specifically, red around the eye. About two more are sneezing, but not as much. I just cleaned out the coop and found lots of things I didn't want to find in their droppings. Quite alot of brown diarrhea and bunch of bloody poo.
    Sadly, Corzya seems more and more likely.

    Damerow has suggested a few antibiotics, but no real convincing fixes other than starting over. Any thoughts if this proves to be the case?
     
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