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Kelly Hill, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
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Experience:  full time veterinarian at Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Swallow face cone pale eyes closed gave her sugar water what should I do
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 11 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Hill. So Lavender has swelling around her eyes and is holding them closed? Can you send me a picture?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How I hit the add files took onew thought it sent I'm new to emai
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 11 months ago.

No picture has showed up. Tell me a little bit about your chicken husbandry. How many? what are they fed? any supplements? do they free range? where they purchased from a hatchery that vaccinated for Mareks at day one?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Lavender has 4 sisters 3 are Polish hens her other sister is a jersey gain the just like her I got them from a farm here in CT. They are in a fenced area with area with netting on to nothing in no one out .They have egg layer crumbles cracked corn and Oster shells daily. Every morning they get fresh produce lettuce spinach tomatoes sometimes watermelon and sprouts. They all had shots when I got them there 4 end 5 years old everyone else is fine and no one is picking on her I will try and send another pic
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 11 months ago.

So, be careful with spinach and chard. They should be only occasional treats. They actually leach calcium in to the gut and can cause a lower calcium level. Any soft shelled eggs or feather issues? Great that they were vaccinated. It sound like she may have a sinusitis. Any nasal discharge?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No I have a pic just trying to figure out how to get to this email
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 11 months ago.

There should be a link button. I am not sure what the customer site looks like but there should be a way to request help.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I clicked the call me link but never mind I picked her up a bag of vitamins and electrolytes for her water as well as homeopathic from the health food store hopefully this will work
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 11 months ago.

Vitamins and electrolytes might help, but if she has an infection it won't be enough. Do you have a veterinarian who will see chickens?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I will take her to my vet thank you for your help
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 11 months ago.

You are very welcome. If you are satisfied with my answer, please take time to rate. I have nine layers. They are a lot of fun. Take care

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 11 months ago.
Hi Eileen,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Lavender. How is everything going?