Chicken with redness around eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Southern Bee Lady, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Southern Bee Lady

    Southern Bee Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2009
    Upstate SC
    I have a buff orpington hen that has saggy or drooping eyelids (top and bottom) and redness on all of the comb, and skin around the eyes.
    The other hens are not picking on her. She sometimes stays in the hen house more than the others do. I have pictures but do not know how or if I can post them here.
    All of the chickens are 5 months old. All the other hens have light colored combs and skin.
    Any help will be appreciated.

    I'm not sure if I did the picture correct:


    Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
  2. charlotteda

    charlotteda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2008
    Pickens SC
    I think I've seen a picture of this before but I have no idea what it might be... I'm sure someone can help ! [​IMG]
  3. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

    Nov 12, 2008
    Buy some VetRX from the feedstore and look at the directions for eye worms and sinus.
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:I second this. Relitivley cheap, and works great. [​IMG]
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'm going to crawl out on a limb and say that will be your first layer. At 5 months, she's probably getting hormones kicking in which includes redding of the face and growth of the comb/wattles.
  6. Missa Chickabee

    Missa Chickabee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2012
    Northern Minnesota
    Thanks for writing this way back when in 09. It's good to think about the normal before disease. My 3 month old BO's have this now, too but it "waxes and wanes" If she gets excited, it gets more red. When she is sleeping it goes back to white. Chickens blushing! [​IMG]
  7. ledpull

    ledpull New Egg

    May 30, 2013
    This is my BO and her eye has been droopy for 2 days. Today it looked puffy. Does only one know what this might be?
    She's 4 months old.

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