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Bubbles in eyes...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by phatchicken, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. phatchicken

    phatchicken In the Brooder

    Jan 24, 2009
    Salt Lake City
    Hey - my light Brahma had bubbles in her eyes (bilaterally) this morning. Caused her to shake her head, and generally stumble around a bit. I did some research and think its MG, separated her, put antibiotics in her water, and will clean all other waterers soon...

    My questions are these 1) how long should I giver her antibiotics and keep her isolated?
    2) do I need to treat the rest of out flock prophylacticly?

    Thanks for any advice!

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Respiratory diseases are usually chronic, and MG is really bad even spread through hatching eggs. Most people will cull all of their birds, then decontaminate the coop and run, then start over with healthy birds. Bringing home birds from swap meets and other farms is a good way to bring it in your flock. I'm not an expert, but I would not treat the sick bird, but isolate it and quickly find out where in my state I could get a necropsy done by state officials to see what actually the chicken had. Of course that is if it dies, and you need to know if it is to be refrigerated or what--don't freeze the bird, but find out how to preserve it before a necropsy. Sorry that you have this sick chicken.

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