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Eye issue with pale face/comb.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Littlemadonna, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Littlemadonna

    Littlemadonna Chirping

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    My Americauna Drizella is about 4 months old. She started closing 1 of her eyes a few weeks ago. I thought that maybe one of the other hens had pecked it. It seems to be getting worse. My other americauna Anastasia is the same age and her comb is starting to come in nicely. Drizella has been doing a lot of mouth breathing today. She does eat and drink. She seemed to act like the others until today. Here are some pictures. I also included an image with her sister for comparison. Let me know if I need to take more pics. Please help. 20190718_190018.jpg 20190718_190046.jpg 20190718_190136.jpg
     
  2. Eggcessive

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    So sorry about your chicken. She looks so pale. Can you see a vet in the morning? Have you checked her for mites or lice? I don’t know if she may have a respiratory infection, heart problem or what, but she is very sick. Do you see anything inside her beak and throat, such as any yellow patches or gunk?
     
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    Haven't noticed any mites or lice. I also haven't seen any gunk. I'm wondering if her eye got infected or something.
     
  4. Littlemadonna

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    She passed in her sleep last night. ☹
     
  5. Littlemadonna

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    Now my Delaware is lathargic. She is doing a lot of mouth breathing. I hope she isn't on her way out too. She doesn't have a pale face or comb. She just doesn't want to stand up. Please help.
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    Sorry that you lost your hen. Where are you located (state?) Look your chickens over well for mites under the vents and elsewhere. Can you try to see a vet? A necropsy done by the state vet or poultry lab is the best way to get a diagnosis. If you lose your Delaware, keep her body cool, but not frozen, wrapped in double garbage bags, and contact your state vet on Monday morning. Here is a link with contact info for each state:
    https://www.metzerfarms.com/PoultryLabs.cfm
     
  7. Littlemadonna

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    Poor thing looks very sick.

    You haven't seen any symptoms at all?

    Can she walk?
     
  9. Eggcessive

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    Where are you located? Are the chickens gasping, gaping, or what symptoms are you seeing? The chicken that died looked pale as a ghost, and it could be anything from heart problems, a respiratory infection, heat stroke, gapeworms, but we need symptoms and location to help you.
     
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  10. Littlemadonna

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    She can't walk. I'm in NM very hot lately. 102° today. No other symptoms. The others look fine. The Ameraucana had been closing one eye for a week or so before she turned pale. She hadn't been lathargic at all and ate and drank etc. She just seemed to have trouble breathing yesterday before she passed.
     

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