My hen has lots of fluid in her eye and can't open it. I'm worried. No coughing, wheezing, or any other cold symptoms. What do I do?
Edited by worriedmother - 10/4/15 at 2:45pm
Welcome to BYC. Can you see any peck wounds or sting marks around her face? Can you open her eye and look inside? You can wash her eye with saline or Vetericyn eye wash. Then use some Terramycin eye ointment twice a day if you are using saline. Mycoplasma or MG can cause eye swelling and drainage, and is a chronic respiratory disease. It is treated by antibiotics such as Tylan and oxytetracycline. Have you added any new birds to your flock recently?