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Chicken Eye Diseases . . . Please advise!

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I just recently joined this forum so if this has already been discussed...I'm sorry.  I have two chickens that are having issues with one of thier eyes.  It looks like the eye is totally covered over with yellow puss.  It is not weeping or anything like that, but the entire eye is a perfect circle of yellow puss.  The chickens seem to be otherwise very healthy.  They are not missing alot of feathers or losing weight.  They are both eating and drinking regularly.  What is this and what can I do to cure it?  Do I need to quarantine the two chickens from the rest of the flock until they are better?  I have tried to research it, but there is so much information out there, it is hard to weed through it.
Thanks for all yalls help!
Briana

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welcome-byc

I would just in case. Because you don't know what is wrong and whether it can spread or not.
Is there a foul odor emitting form the infected eye? If it is you might have a case of INFECTIOUS CORYZA. I can be wrong, you can check out the thread I started recently and you can see whether not it is sometime you might have.
Where did you get them from?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=426882

I'll bump you and hopefully more experience people can chime in and help you.

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It could be just a simple eye infection from debris getting in there. Take a warm wash cloth and clean out the eye everyday, use saline and flush the eye out and get some tetracycline eye ointment from the feed store (usually by the horse meds) It comes in a tiny tube. I believe its 3 times a day you put it in their eye, I believe the directions are in the box with the tube. If memory serves me right the meds were about $8

Seramas, Cochins, EE's, 1 Japanese hen, few frizzles & Too many roosters and a ton of babies cruising the yard. Home of the ninja squirrel.
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Seramas, Cochins, EE's, 1 Japanese hen, few frizzles & Too many roosters and a ton of babies cruising the yard. Home of the ninja squirrel.
I am Rachel but you can call me the ccl (crazy chicken lady)
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More than likely if TWO hens have eye issues than it is most likely Coryza. They will get hardened puss in one eye and sometimes also in the sinuses. Puss ball must be removed or it will take out the eye. Give Tylan 50 (cattle injectable at Tractor Supply) either under the skin where neck & shoulders meet, or down the throat. about 1/2 cc 2X day for 3-5 days. Know that if it is Coryza or a respiratory illness, they can be carriers and spread it to other birds, or it could also show up again when birds are stressed., so just do some research on it to be better prepared. Best Wishes

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My Heart is Broken... I miss you my Sweet Sophie Puff Diva Chicken....
Living and working on a Zoo farm - 300 plus chickens, fancy pigeons, Sebbies geese, turkey, crested ducks, peafowl, ornamental pheasant and ducks, Black swans, Egyptian geese, African Crowned Cranes, Emu, fainting goats, mini zebu, mini horses,mini donkey, alpacas, llamas, horses, 5 Great Pyrenees and a cat.
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