A few weeks ago I posted that some of my chickens were going blind. I have not had much response from the forum. I found a great book with lots of good information. I think my girls may have conjunctivitis. They have no symptoms other than the eyes, no bad odors from breath or pooh, no runny eyes or sinuses. No swellings or discoloration of the body and no masses. I have had no hens die from this. They are just going blind and have some light sensitivity. I have had some breathing heavy and droopy wings but it has been 112 - 119 degrees, after spending the night in the cool coop they are fine until they get hot again.
If I turned off the fan and swamp cooler and got on the ground I can smell a slight ammonia odor. My question is can I use lime on the ground to help with the odor. Or will the girls eat it and die? I know they move my pine bedding and take dirt baths. I don't want to cause more harm.
Second I have taramycin powder for the water and will dose according to instructions, can the eggs still be consumed or should I pitch them? If I need to pitch them how long will I need to do this?