Chickens Keeping Eyes Shut


In the Brooder
May 8, 2017
San Francisco, CA
1) I have a Rhode Island Red and a Rhode Island White both around 2-3 years
2) They are stay on roost bars and RIR has one eye shut and White has both eyes shut and some discharge from the nose/beak
3) Just today
4) So far just the two are acting this way.
5) There isnt't any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
6) I don't know how this happened or what caused it. They were fine yesterday.
7) They have been eating their layer feed and drinking fresh water everyday. But now they wont leave their roosts
8) Can't tell who's poop is who's, but it all looks fine.
9) Haven't given any treatment yet.
10.) My chickens are all housed together.
11.) Camera won't focus inside coop. And RIR won't let me get a pic of her eye

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Apr 4, 2017
First, quarantine them. A dog carrier or crate is perfect. Make sure they're warm. I always disinfect my coop (feeders/waterers especially) if someone acts like they've got something infectious.

Sounds like a respiratory infection, but I don't like to give advise regarding medication. I will certainly advise you to reduce exposure to the rest of your flock though.

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