Eye Problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rutasty, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. rutasty

    rutasty Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone,
    I am new to having chickens.... I have a problem with some chickens and eye problems. I started out weeks ago with one chicken with what appeared to be an eye infection, i treated it with some Cipro and it cleared up. the chicken only had one eye affected. It had like a sleepy eye that was matted shut. Now weeks later I have several chickens with the same problem. These chickens don't exhibit any other symptoms. It is only affecting one eye. It is starting to get to be a chore to put Cipro in each chickens eye.
    What I am wondering is if this is a symptom of a greater problem. I don't see any other problems or symptoms with these birds. I did not know if this is a common problem and if there is an antibiotic that i can treat the whole flock with. I am so frustrated.
    I am sure someone has had tohave had this problem, I accept all knowledge and info on this problem, please help.. thanks.
     
  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Might be a respitory issue. Listen to there chest for gurgling raspy sounds. Usually its 1 eye swallon shut or bubbly. Might be sinus?Good luck!
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