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Rooster with eye shut...now discharge?

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Hello! About an hour ago I noticed our rooster, about 10 month old silver laced wyandotte, standing alone and one eye shut. I was able to catch him, which is very unusual even with the shut eye. I opened it and put some vetericyn ophthalmic gel into it hoping it'd flush anything bad out. I just grabbed him again and it looks worse. I don't think its the gel I'm seeing. It almost looks like tissue coming from his eye. Please see pics. We had another bird we culled not long ago that had a bad eye also. Now I'm reading this could be contagious?!? She was stinky near the eye and oozy. On the roo this is the first I've noticed, but I think I smell a stench too. I have an antibiotic that can treat
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Could be infectious coryza if there is a bad smell.

Any other respiratory symptoms? Any sores/mucous in the mouth/throat?

Try to flush the eye with saline and take a qtip and see if you can get the gunk out.  Then put your vetericyn ophthalmic gel in it.

 

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/82/infectious-coryza/

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1059866/coryza

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