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one eye swollen shut

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My 5 to 7 week old chickens are going through pecking order fights and one of the chickens I think is the lowest in the order has one eye swollen shut, could it have gotten pecked? It isn't bleeding,puss filled or leaking and the chicken isn't acting sick,still running around,eating and drinking ok and its other eye is fine. What do yall think?

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Can you see a peck mark near the eye or a possible insect sting? Without nasal or eye drainage, sneezing, rattles or wheezing while breathing, I would just watch it for a day or so. If any of the above occur, then you may be dealing with mycoplasma (MG) or another bacterial respiratory infection such as coryza.

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An update! The chicken with the swollen eye did start having a runny beak,I gave terimycin crumbles mixed with regular feed per manufacturer instructions to entire flock and I an happy to say a couple of days the runny beak and swollen eye is gone and she is opening the eye and it looks healthy.
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