Chicken watering from one eye?!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gabrielle, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so my red star chicken is about 4-5 months old, keeps closing one eyelid (the right one) and it waters. Why is her eye watering?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Does she have something in her eye? Like dust?
     
  3. Gabrielle

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    Quote:No, just water. I have been looking it up and they all say it's a eye worm or a virus? But it's not saying what the treatment is.
     
  4. NorthestGeorgia14

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    Ya it something like that. I never treat one before.
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

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    I dont know how or what to treat it with, maybe you can ask a vet
     
  6. Gabrielle

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    Quote:Alright, thanks. [​IMG]
     
  7. Dudu

    Dudu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any sneezing or head shaking going on also? One of ours started like this with Coryza. Don't mean to scare you, here's an article I personally found very helpful: http://www.shagbarkbantams.com/page22.htm

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    thought I'd mention it not to be too late to treat it if it IS this one. Hope it's something minor though.
     
  8. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    Gentocin eye ointment, if its just an infection this will work well. She might have poked herself in the eye and gotten a little ulcer. If that doesn't work, I guess you should treat her for eye worm. But, eyeworm is so much less likely than a poke in the eye and eye worm usually causes thick, white discharge.
     
  9. Gabrielle

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    Update:
    Day 2 of the infection and if you look at each eye, you can obviously tell that the infected one is swollen compared to the good one. It seems she is really annoyed about it.
     
  10. Gabrielle

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    Quote:She has been shaking her head and backing up out of annoyance. Thanks for the article, I will look into it. [​IMG]
     
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