I am quite new to chickens, I have had them for around four months and I am so delighted I have made the decision to have them. They are Orpingtons with amazing personality, they will just fly onto my lap when I sit with them and just want lots of cuddles and hugs.
One of my Orpington hens is around 26 weeks old and has a bubbly eye. She has had this for around 12 weeks now and I have no idea what it is. We thought it was mycoplasma or a respiratory illness, we didn't want to use antibiotics so did garlic and ACV. It was time to worm them so we used Flubenvet and after a while Verm-X. Then we thought the bedding might be disturbing her, we specifically got dust-free wood shavings for inside the coop and removed all the bark from their run and used wood-chips. Their coop is custom made, it has plenty of ventilation, they have a large enclosed run (just 3 chickens) and they free-range for two hours a day.
She is otherwise in perfect health, she is almost near show-quality (has a few white feathers). And it is not constantly bubbly, maybe once a week it will go really foamy, we squirt it with eye wash and it gets better, but soon comes back.
Does anyone know what it could be? A chicken owning friend of mine said if it were serious she'd be dead after 12 weeks - she seems to be perfectly fine, flapping around, I just want her to have a long happy life so I'm hoping it's not serious.
(BTW, when do Orpingtons start laying, my friend's RIRs are about the same age and were laying eggs weeks ago!)