I just noticed that one of my chickens appears to have almost like dry skin or scabs or something around her eye? I feel awful because I admit I haven't really been out there at all lately except to check food and water and put them away at night so I haven't really picked her up to notice. But I am trying to pick them up to get them friendly again so I noticed now. I'm wondering if you think just putting somw Vaseline or vegetable/coconut oil or something on it and moving them to a cleaner environment would help? What I mean by clean environment is obviously I do try to keep it clean but right now the run is just dirt and obviously their chicken mess, can be pretty dusty sometimes. We're working on a new coop and run that will be deep litter. I added sand to half of it last week which seemed to help but it could probably use some more. 2 also sort of shake their heads sometimes? Including her. My belief is it's from wiping their beaks on the ground and/or getting something in there? But the breathe fine and almost all are laying. Anyway, I know I can do better in certain aspects of care but I try not to let them sit out there in disgusting conditions, obviously, but clearly it still might be causing some problems? Is there anything I can do besides going to a vet and besides moving them? Maybe I can put something down on the run floor for now? We've tried shavings but they hated it because they like to scratch the dirt but I might have to do it anyway. I was thinking maybe free ranging might help too?? Anyway, I know this post is ridiculously long but I guess in short what I am wondering is A. Can this be treated with either oil or medicine I can buy myself? The closest vets are like half an hour to an hour away and even if they were closer, I don't think my dad would approve a chicken vet. Plus if it's treatable at home, I'd rather do it myself. If not I will find a way to convince them or take the girls myself. And B. Do you think this will go away if I improve conditions and give more space?