Chicken eye greyed over, now squinting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nateritz, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. nateritz

    nateritz Hatching

    Feb 22, 2010
    Hi, I have a 10 week old who has been chirping up a storm, about every 30 seconds, day and night. The other day I noticed her left eye was totally grey, like a grey sac of fluid had just latched onto it. I came back awhile later and the grey was gone, but she was trying to close her eyelid, and now only a thin sliver of her eye can be seen, and that is black.

    Any thoughts? Does she have an eye infection or disease? It doesn't look like Ocular Marek's as there was no pupil in the grey, just solid watery grey.

    She is also a bit timid and sometimes lethargic, and the smallest of the flock of 11, so I'm wondering if this is inhibiting her access to food as well.

    Thanks for your advice

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