Chicken's eye is badly swollen and it's face is really red PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lily2717, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Lily2717

    Lily2717 New Egg

    Nov 25, 2013
    My chicken isn't moving much and she is swaying her head in unusual ways. Her face is really really red and around her eye it is really swollen, I need help ASAP or I'll have to put her down, because it is really bad.
  2. coopacabanagirl

    coopacabanagirl New Egg

    Nov 13, 2013
    Western Kentucky
    I have a Barred rock in the house now with a swollen eye.Giving her tylan 50 1 cc a day and eye meds from the vet. I hope all goes well for you. I would call your vet asap. Warm cloth seems to help.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    You may have a serious respiratory disease going on. It also sounds like your chicken might have wry neck which can be a symptom in certain respiratory diseases such as Newcastles disease and early swollen head syndrome. Here is a list of diseases and symptoms--look at the two I mentioned and see if it fits. Newcastles is very rare, and usually occurs in countries outside of the US. You could give a few more details which may help us--age, pictures, other symptoms, etc.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2013

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