Chicken with both eyes closed

Stevie H

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Hi Everyone

hoping someone can give me some advise

I have a chicken that over the last few days has started to close her eye, it’s started to effect her eating and she is starting just to stand still all day.

there’s no sign of anything discharging from her eyes, but I guess they do look a little puffy


any oft experienced this before and any advise to help me help her?

thanks

move attached a picture, but as you can see it just looks like she’s sleeping
 

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Eggcessive

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Can you get some Poultry NutriDrench or electrolytes/Gatorade, and give her some orally? Give ner water as well. Offer some scrambled egg bits and wet chicken feed. Is she having any trouble walking around? Lethargy or dehydration could make her lie around with eyes closed. Open her eyes and look for any bublles or drainage.
 

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And check the coop for poultry mites as they will leave the chickens dying from aneamia within a few days.
 

Stevie H

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Can you get some Poultry NutriDrench or electrolytes/Gatorade, and give her some orally? Give ner water as well. Offer some scrambled egg bits and wet chicken feed. Is she having any trouble walking around? Lethargy or dehydration could make her lie around with eyes closed. Open her eyes and look for any bublles or drainage.
Hi Eggcessive

No she is walking ok but is starting to choose to sit more than moving around.

I’ve opened her eye and thy look a little wet but not enough for me to think they are weeping And the pupils look normal.

I’ll give her plenty of water and order the other items you’ve suggested.

I’ll also look for mites but I cleaned the coop out this morning and didn’t see any. We also did a deep clean last weekend of the coop.
 

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