Chicken Illness -lethargic and won't open eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Benwest32, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Benwest32

    Benwest32 New Egg

    Jul 5, 2016
    Hi All,

    We've had chickens for about a year and a half now and decided to add some to our flock. We bought from someone locally and had no issues so we went back there and got a copper moran. After a day or two it seemed very lethargic, so I started researching and discovered red mites on here. We've since eradicated the mites and continually check her and the others and no have mites, but the Moran is still incredibly lethargic and keeps her eyes shut mostly all the time. We use silver colloidal to rinse her eyes as they do have some gunk in them and look swollen all the time. We've had her quarantined as we can't figure out what is wrong. Since the mite discovery we've been doing pro-biotics, apple cider vinegar, and electrolytes in the water and the silver colloidal to flush her eyes. We've also been giving her medicated feed. We've looked for eyes worms, and don't see any. I've done a lot of research and can't seem to find anything that matches her symptoms. She seemed more active once we got rid of the mites, but then has just plateaued. She still eats and poops but mostly just sits there and sleeps. The pictures aren't great, as it's almost impossible to get one with her eyes open. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



  2. SuperChickRuth

    SuperChickRuth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2016
    I'm on a sour crop roll, so I'm going to say the same thing I've said the last few people on here,
    Check her crop.

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