Eye Infection or Rookie Chicken Mom?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rookie345, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. rookie345

    rookie345 New Egg

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    Hi. I have 5 beautiful 6 week old Plymouth Rocks. Chimey has what I perceive as swelling around just one eye. No known injury and nothing caught in the eye. I have been washing it out with water which hasn't seemed to make a difference. She is eating, drinking and playing normally. No one is picking on her.

    I was close to panic after 2 days until her ears started developing further and I started wondering if this was perhaps the "perceived swelling" is part of normal chicken growth??

    Any advice? THANK YOU!!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Welcome to BYC. While that looks a little puffy, I have seen that before in a healthy hen or rooster. Look more for watery or foamy eyes and nasal drainage, which are common in eye or respiratory diseases.
     
  3. rookie345

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    Thank you for responding! No foam or watery spots. Two of the others are starting to look similar, only on one side.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Tylan or oxytracycline can be used in the water to treat mycoplasma or other respiratory diseases that can cause swelling around eyes and face from sinus infection. Do you see any signs of pecking or stings by insects?
     
  5. SonnyLTPI

    SonnyLTPI Out Of The Brooder

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    how do they smell? If it is a bad odor their maybe a bad virus, Coryza especially if your others are starting to show similar signs
     

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