2 hens eyes almost closed all the time pus present

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hogfan32, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Hogfan32

    Hogfan32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help, im new to the chicken world bit, have 2 speckled sussex with the above issues...think it came on real fast...just noticed how bad they looked today...may have spread to one of my BO's as well...any ideas? Apologies if youve talked about thisa million times
     
  2. New Chicken Lad

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    Hey... I see you've been trying for a couple of days to get some advice. I'm so surprised no one has responded to you. I am by no means an expert, having had 4 hens for just shy of a year now. Everything I know is from this site.

    Anyway, I think it's some kind of respiratory problem, go here and research:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-injuries-diseases-how-to-diagnose-treat-your-chickens

    Also, go here and research on coop bedding materials. If you're using the wrong type of materials, that could cause respiratory problems. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/quick-guide-to-common-brooder-and-coop-bedding-materials

    Lots of great info here as well: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/housing-and-feeding-your-chickens

    If you still would like to get advice from someone, you should post more info about your hens such as their ages, laying or not, how long you've had them, where you got them from, coop type, nesting materials, how you feed and water, free range or not, when you noticed their symptoms, etc.

    I hope this helps and best of luck, Helen[​IMG]
     
  3. Hogfan32

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    Thanks a bunch...more info:

    Hens 1.5 yrs old i.was told
    Use straw not hay as bedding
    Now i have 6 sick...3 speckled sussex and 3 buff orpingtons (5 months old)

    Just mixed up vetrx solution and put in nostrils, cleaned eyes out with vwtericyn gel, and put sulmet in their water...this sound ok? Do they usually get over this? Oh, and their eyes are bubbly...just noticed. I also put 2 drops of vetrx straight down their throat.
     
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    Very helpful post...it sounds like coryza.
     
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