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Bald patch/Lethargic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenina, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. chickenina

    chickenina New Egg

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    My blue Ameraucana seemed to have developed a bald patch near her eye overnight. She's also seems to be a bit lethargic. She stayed in the pen to sleep while all the other girls went out to forage. Poops seem to be normal. Any ideas? [​IMG]
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It looks like they eye is swollen.
    Any signs of sneezing, coughing, wheezing, any discharge from the eye or nose?

    It could be a respiratory illness like mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) or infectious bronchitis.

    I would separate her from the others so you can monitor her symptoms.
    You can apply some Vetericyn eye gel or Terramycin eye ointment in the eyes.

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. chickenina

    chickenina New Egg

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    Thanks! I'm wondering if it could be fowl pox?
     
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    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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