Eyeswelled shut & oily feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rebelbill1972, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. rebelbill1972

    rebelbill1972 New Egg

    Apr 25, 2010
    Gloucester County, Va
    I have a bantam rooster who recently quit crowing and now has a swollen eye and oily feathers. Could this be the conjunctivitis or bronchitis? And can or how do you treat it? Should this bird be seperated from the others?
  2. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    pictures are helpful, is he eating? any crust around the eyes? Check his mouth..anything odd in there? Can you open the eyes? any sign of blood or mucus?..

    edited to say......YES, separate! put ACV in water of all the chickens (as long as you have plastic containers) to limit the possibility of spreading that way
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010

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