Eye swelling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sw33ty~1, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Sw33ty~1

    Sw33ty~1 New Egg

    Nov 5, 2010
    Cordele ga
    Ok im not sure what is going on but i started out with chickens about a year ago and just recently started having problems with the eyes i have had a did chicks get a yellow hard substance in there eye lid over there eye and it will grow very large and i have had some just keep one eye shut at all times it may or may not be swollen around the edges but they will act fine and sometimes they get a nasty smell like something dead all over them i started duramycine and some got better and some died but i still have some that will close the eye and some will swell. I have no clue how to post a picture sorry
  2. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    Okarche Oklahoma
    http://www.hpbaa.com/Poultry_Health.html might have some helpful information. Edited tosay if you are losing chicks to any types of symptoms please contact your local state agriculture department for a free necropsy of the carcass Do not freezeit refrigerate it testing is free and you can find out exactly what you are dealing with. typically anytime there are several deaths involved it can be some serious things.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2010
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    A dead nasty smell could be Coryza. If it is, the best thing you can do is cull all of them. Clean and disinfect the coop before bringing in any new birds.
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:That webpage is REALLY awesome!

    (Sorry I don't have any advice to give.)
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010

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