First Timer with a Question--Do chickens get allergy eyes?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants, May 14, 2009.

  1. FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants

    FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2009
    The Jersey Shore
    Hello to all from the Jersey 'burbs. (Yes, we can have chickens on my cul-de-sac!) We're on our second season with a new batch of Easter Eggers (supposed to be three pullets, but I'll be darned if one's not a rooster) and a gigantic blue Cochin pullet (my 10-year-old's 4H project). Last year's coop houses 5 bantam feather foots. All of us (three kids, two "grownups") have been enjoying them immensely. Even our bird-hunting dogs (just pets here) have adjusted to having chickens run circles around them.

    I've been visiting your site for awhile, but now I have a question I can't find an answer to, so I've decided to join. We have a buff bantam Brahma who seems to be having eye trouble. She's running around with her eyes half shut, and when we pick her up, she just closes them both and stubbornly won't open them. It is the peak of the pollen storm here, so I was wondering if anyone's ever heard of chickens suffering from eye allergies. She seems is perfect health otherwise. Any treatment ideas? None of the other birds seem affected. Thanks so much!
  2. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Centerburg, Ohio
    A warm welcome from central Ohio!!!!


    Not that I'm aware of. could be a symptom of something. I dunno. Sorry!
  3. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    [​IMG] from Houston
  4. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    [​IMG] from North Carolina![​IMG]

    I don't know what could be wrong with her, but I would rinse her eyes a couple times a day with a warm paper towel, or washcloth. Are they crusted?
  5. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2008
    [​IMG] from MN!
  6. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    Hello from WV
  7. FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants

    FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2009
    The Jersey Shore
    Thanks. I'll try washing out her eyes and see if that helps. No gunk in the eyes, though.

    Thanks for your welcomes!
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.

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