a few chickens with watery poofy eyes...??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by momof247371, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom has some silver seabrights and the rooster and one hen have watery, poofy eyes. What is it and what can she do about it? I have chickens myself but havnt had this problem with them. So i didnt know what to tell her. any suggestions/help would be appreciated. thanks!
     
  2. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be several things--Coryza, Mycoplasma, ILT etc...separate those chickens out from the rest and try to get more info for us. There is a sticky on the top of the page with info to give, that would be very helpful.

    Especially--age of chickens, other symptoms, poo changes, smell, head or mouth movements.

    BTW--make sure you practice biosecurity--wash your hands, change shoes after visiting her. Don't touch her chickens!
     
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  3. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I know, everything elase is normal about them. No other complaints but the eyes. She doesnt know how old they are cause she didnt hatch them herself. But im guessing around 2-3 years old, maybe older cause the rooster has long spurs. NONE of the other birds have it. What would be a pretty basic medicine for it?
     

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