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Irritated red eyes (pic) & listless

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Hi forum. My 16 week old French Wheton has this red membrane in both eyes. Not moving around much. Thoughts on the issue and treatment. Haven't separated her yet from the 5 other chooks. Thanks
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I would advise separating her immediately. The fact that it's in both eyes rather worries me. These kind of ocular problems can be signs of respiratory disease. However, it could also be a simple eye infection that somehow occurred in both eyes.

Have you recently brought any new birds into your flock? Have you seen any respiratory symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, gurgling, rattling, gasping, or bubbly, gooey, or otherwise irritated eyes on any birds, this one or others?

I would advise purchasing Vetricyn and an antibiotic ointment approved for use in the eyes and applying them to the eyes. You might also consider purchasing an antibiotic powder such as Terramycin, Duramycin, or Gallimycin.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Thanks for the reply! Haven't noticed any coughing or sneezing. No gooey bits. Other birds are fine. She's very docile. I'll separate her today. Thanks
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How is the air in your coop? Poor overhead ventilation or high ammonia levels can be a cause of conjunctivitis or eye infection. I would start treating her eyes as Queen Misha has advised, since conjuntivitis can lead to blindness.

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How is the air in your coop? Poor overhead ventilation or high ammonia levels can be a cause of conjunctivitis or eye infection. I would start treating her eyes as Queen Misha has advised, since conjuntivitis can lead to blindness.

Yes, this as well. I forgot to mention the possibility of ammonia burn.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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