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chickens eye will not open

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PekinParty, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. PekinParty

    PekinParty New Egg

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    Hi I am new on BYC and one of our four Pekin Bantams has not opened her eye for four days. We only have hens and the leader hen does't normal peck her.

    What should I do.





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  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Sorry to hear about your hen. You may want to consider posting this on the emergencies forum for a quicker response. Pictures are great, so he sure to include those. Be sure to also include things like:

    Is she eating/drinking?
    Is her poop normal?
    Have you tried looking into the eye? If so, what do you see? Does she still have an eye? Is there any drainage or pus? Etc

    Any information you can think of that would help people help you.

    Good luck!
     
  3. CoocoChik

    CoocoChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi ... this is from the university has information about Common Poultry Diseases

    follow this link http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044#FOOTNOTE_1

    it has helped me understand about my rooster's sickness recently
     
  4. CoocoChik

    CoocoChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    by the way... i see I'm not the only one who ended up with then inside the house [​IMG]
     
  5. laurabob

    laurabob Out Of The Brooder

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    I think she has an eye infection I'm not sure on how to treat it though a lot of chickens get eye infections
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) I agree with the posters above, but I know sometimes chickens just have an eye that they rarely open. I had a Silkie that hardly ever opened one of her eyes for years.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    with a breed like silkie or polish, I would wonder if some feather(s)rubbed against the eye lid. This would irritate the cornea. It would be good to address this promptly either with the er folks or a vet visit., before any damage becomes permanent. There are several health concerns that cause eye problems. Others where eye problem is the first sign.
     
  8. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck with your hen. Keep us posted.
    Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! [​IMG]
     
  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!

    Sorry about your hen. Great advice above.
     

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