Eye Problems


May 25, 2020
My hen Loucinda has two swollen eyes. I’ve been treating her with antibiotics. The swelling has subsided but eyes are still staying shut. She is drinking water but not eating. Today One eye was open but covered in a white film. I’m not sure what to do about the film. Has anyone experienced this. Any help will be appreciated.


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8 Years
Apr 6, 2014
Melrose Park Illinois
About 20 years ago, I acquired some chickens live from the live poultry butcher store. You can imagine every king of bad virus, bacteria may have been present there. The chicken did develop a similar gangrene over their eyes as you posted. I chose to treat the chicken with good nutrition, and vitamins. My idea of good nutrition at that time, was anything chicken would readily eat. I cooked up Ramen Noodles, but did crack the dry noodles into small pieces before cooking. Into the warm noodles and water, I cracked up 1/2 of a people's One A Day Vitamin. It was without IRON BTW. I also did not add the Ramen Flavor Packet. After about 1 week, chicken's eye recovered and cleared up. I did same for another chicken I acquired some time afterwards. She developed same symptoms. Cure worked same for her as well.
The warm noodles are a fav of chickens as a treat, so maybe you can give your hen some, to encourage eating. I also think your treatment with ANTIBIOTICS, is the right thing to do. I did not have access to any antibiotics when I had the hen's issues.
WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and :welcome

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