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Bubbles in her eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Barred Rockstar, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Barred Rockstar

    Barred Rockstar Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an older EE hen who I just noticed had clear bubbles in the corner of her eyes. They are not swollen and she seems otherwise healthy. I have already read older posts suggesting it's a respiratory infection. Are there any other non-serious causes of eye bubbles or should I cull asap? Is it worth giving it a day or two to see if it clears up? I'm not interested in trying to treat it if it is an infection. I assume the meat would be good if I took care in the cleaning and cooked it properly, what do you think?
     
  2. Barred Rockstar

    Barred Rockstar Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, after taking a closer look at speckledhens flock commandments I decided to cull. I went out to the coop ready to do the deed whereupon I discovered that the bubbles are now gone and she has no other discharge or symptoms. I guess she gets a reprieve for now. [​IMG]
     
  3. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our rooster will get bubbles in his eye sometimes. They go away pretty quickly; I don't know what causes them.
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sometimes if one of my chickens drinks to fast I see bubbles in the eye..... [​IMG]
     
  5. Barred Rockstar

    Barred Rockstar Out Of The Brooder

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    Good to know. She looks the picture of health now so I guess I won't worry about it anymore. Thanks for the replys.
     
  6. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GOod to know she gets to live another day!

    If you do get bubbles from a respiratory infection, Tylan drops in the eye work well.
     

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