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Hi I am new on BYC and one of our four Pekin Bantams has not opened her eye for four days. We only have hens and the leader hen does't normal peck her.

 

What should I do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 9

Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sorry to hear about your hen.  You may want to consider posting this on the emergencies forum for a quicker response.  Pictures are great, so he sure to include those.  Be sure to also include things like:

 

Is she eating/drinking?

Is her poop normal?

Have you tried looking into the eye?  If so, what do you see?  Does she still have an eye?  Is there any drainage or pus? Etc

 

Any information you can think of that would help people help you.

 

Good luck!

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Sassafras Grove Farm

sassafrasgrovefarm@outlook.com     sassafrasgrovefarm.weebly.com (not yet published)

 

Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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post #3 of 9

hi ... this is from the university has information about Common Poultry Diseases

 

follow this link http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044#FOOTNOTE_1

 

it has helped me understand about my rooster's sickness recently

post #4 of 9

by the way... i see I'm not the only one who ended up with then inside the house :)

post #5 of 9
I think she has an eye infection I'm not sure on how to treat it though a lot of chickens get eye infections
post #6 of 9

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) I agree with the posters above,  but I know sometimes chickens just have an eye that they rarely open. I had a Silkie that hardly ever opened one of her eyes for years.

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #7 of 9

with a breed like silkie or polish,  I would wonder if some feather(s)rubbed against the eye lid.   This would irritate the cornea.  It would be good to address this promptly either with the  er folks or a vet visit., before any damage becomes permanent. There are several health  concerns that  cause eye problems. Others where eye problem is the first sign.

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post #8 of 9

Good Luck with your hen. Keep us posted.

Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! :D

Hello,

 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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Hello,

 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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post #9 of 9

Hello frow.gif and welcome to BYC!

Sorry about your hen. Great advice above.
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