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Hello everyone - I'm new to chickens and 4days ago we got 5chickens that my kids picked out from the markets.


Our chickens (I was told) are a few months old I have 3black, 2white. The white ones are laying.

Today I seen this chicken (named 'snow flake' by Mr 7) One of her eyes are closed and has black stuff on her head and a black dot on her under part on the other side of this photo.
Can anyone tell me what it is and how I can make her better. Should I keep her away from the others and keep my kids out of the pen?

I really hope she is okay as my kids have been in the pen with them and love them to bits.
Please help me get her better.
Thank you 

post #2 of 9

It looks like maybe she was picked on by other chickens, but it's hard to tell. Is her eye(s) closed most of the time or just when the picture was taken?

 

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post #3 of 9

Looks like she has fowlpox. Here's a helpful link on fowlpox (aka avian pox) http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox

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post #4 of 9
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Thank you smile.png I went down again this morning and now both her eyes are staying closed. She was just standing in the middle of the pen so I picked her up and let her rest in a nesting box. I tried to give her some water and left food next to her as I need to go to work. Im hoping she will still be okay this arvo when I get home. Thank you for that link I will have to read it on my break. Thank you all again smile.png
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I dont know where my post went from before. But this morning I went down and now both her eyes are closed and she was just standing there in the middle of the pen so I picked her up and put her in the nesting box with food and water next to her. Am at work now so hopefully she will be okay
post #6 of 9

I would clean her eyes with cotton and saline or water. Then apply either Vegericyn eye gel or Terramycin ointment twice a day into her eyes. This may help to prevent secondary infection in her eyes that could lead to blindness. I also think that could be pox, but I would also look for any nasal drainage, sneezing, or rattly breathing that may be a respiratory disease in addition to the pox. If those symptoms start, then she may need some antibiotics such as Tylan or oxytetracycline. You may need to add some water to her feed, and a little egg, and help her to eat and drink until her eyes open.

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I was told to use a tea bag over her eyes? She is still strong but both eyes still closed sad.png i am hand feeding her and giving her water. Nothing is coming our from her nose.smile.png
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How long will this last?
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Fowl pox can last 2-3 weeks, and most recover if they continue to eat and drink well. Try to open the eyes gently if they are stuck together with drainage. Rinse the eyes with saline or use warm water compresses to keep them clean. Has their been any sneezing or trouble breathing?

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