Eye infection?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by olijo123, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. olijo123

    olijo123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some young bantams that are in my "grow up pen". Their eyes are closed and puffy. They act normal and happy but annoyed. Not all of them are like this. My silkies eyes are both closed. And a couple have one closed and the other open. But one doesn't have eye problems but has rough breathing. Here is some pics.[​IMG]
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like your chickens have/are gradually developing a respiratory disease. I would get some oxytetracycline to put in their water. Oxytetracycline can usually be found at a livestock supply store, and is sold under names like Tetroxy HCA-280, Duramycin, Terramycin, etc. The dosage varies with each product, but they are basically the same thing.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, this is a possiblity.


    Is it possible that their coop is dusty, or has a high level of ammonia? That can also cause these symptoms. If they are acting normal otherwise, that may be the problem instead.
     
  4. olijo123

    olijo123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for replying! I have them in a pen that I can move around. So every week I move them on fresh ground. This makes me mad...:mad: I had some of these guys for sale ready for new homes. But when I noticed this I didn't sell them.
     

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