Bubbly Eye and "Sneezing" Just a Few Minutes Ago

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SnookumsGal, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. SnookumsGal

    SnookumsGal Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 17, 2016
    My 22+ week old pullet was, as the title suggests, sneezing and had a bubbly eye in the left inner corner. She actually woke me up this morning because I could hear her "sneezes". They didn't really sound like normal sneezes, but a bit of a small cluck and cough and sneeze all mixed together. Anyhow, My room window is directly looking into the chicken coop as I am half underground. I looked out the window which she was right outside of and saw her sneezing and when she turned around I saw she had a bubbly eye.

    Anyhow, I got up and googled the symptoms and I've seen it range from respiratory issues to much worse. The thing is, when I got up and isolated her from the other two young hens, she ended up acting completely normal and has since stopped sneezing and doesn't have a bubbly eye or any discharge from her nostrils. In fact, as I type this she is in a box in my room and doesn't seem to have any issue.

    Should I still call a vet and see if I need some medicine just in case? Or does anyone think that maybe it was just the morning snuffles and a overactive tear duct? Should I continue to isolate her for observation?
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Can you post some photos of her, her face, eyes and nostrils?
    Have you added any new birds to your flock recently?

    Interesting that the sneezing and discharge went away when you removed her from the coop/run. You may want to check to make sure it isn't environmental, check for any moldy/wet bedding, excessive droppings/ammonia smells, any moldy feed, proper ventilation, etc.

    I would keep her separated for observation. Sneezing and bubbly eye sound like a respiratory illness, it could be Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (MG), you can treat with Tylan Soluble Powder in her water or use Oxytetracycline.


    Last edited: Jul 7, 2016

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