This has happened to Sydney and Lilly. Both times it was something poked them in the eye. I would guess it is something similar. I think you got the right advice to rinse it and watch it.Oh, no, Lozzy! I missed your post. How is she? Any other symptoms? Tegan might have just gotten poked, pecked or scratched. Forget Marek’s and Coccidiosis on this one. If there are no respiratory symptoms, it could just be an injury. Sterile saline was the right move. I’d give it a little bit and you could always use an antibiotic ointment if it looks infected. Right now, I’d wait and see. Is the eye wet at all? If it swells around they eye, you might need to gently squeeze pus (which is solid in chickens) out, but I don’t see the need for that yet.
A white hen with poo all over her would not be a good image.No, I think I've only seen one egg from her in the last six months. She seems fine in every other way though.
Its wet and cold here today. When I went to lock the girls up tonight there were the four of them all huddled up on the front perch together. Tsuki usually prefers the back perch, but the back perch was empty!
She had settled herself in her old coop. I told her it was too cold to roost by herself and tucked her under my arm. In she went with the others. When I left she was sulking on the coop floor. I hope she doesn't stay there and get pooped on by everyone!
Such a pretty flock . What kind of chicken is Roxy? I am still trying to get to grips with breeds and she has very pretty feathers.Today I visited my parents, who live an hour and a half away, so I have not had a chance to catch up on the thread. I will. But I’ve been outside with the chickens since I got home and have a few photos and videos to share. Bear with me!
Here are the babies visiting on my lap. I have called them “littlest babies” since they were wee little chicks. Sorry, I don’t think I can rotate the video properly.
Buttercup also had a visit. For some reason she’s molts twice every year. She’s still finishing up her second molt. But she still likes to cuddle.
Here is Minnie, my one and a half year old Buckeye. She’s like a mini Ruby versus a Minnie Pearl. LOL.
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Roxy visiting, despite her molt:
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Here is the whole flock (I think). The dirt patch in front of me is from a combination of gophers and the fact that those two blue lounge chairs used to sit there. The girls are pleased about it, but I’m looking forward to it turning green again in rainy season.
The problem is that there are relatively few regular posters despite all the noise about how many members BYC has. Getting those regulars to post on yet another thread is a bit of a mission. For some months you could find yourself talking to yourself mostly.I was going to start my own thread but I’m happy to hang out on yours. (And MJ’s, and Ribh’s (And Kris’ when I eventually catch up!)).
I can't see anything there that might suggest a disease.I need some help please; Tegan’s right eye is half-closed and a bit swollen looking. I looked on the ER threads and they mentioned Mareks, Coccidiosis, MG and poor ventilation. I’ve only just noticed it and of course it’s raining today. I can bathe it with some warm saline solution tonight and check for bubbles. I’ve attached a photo, any advice would be gratefully received.
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Thanks. Well, since then, I took the gate and used it elsewhere, but I could always make another one or even put up poultry fencing in a pinch.That was better than a drawing. I have an excellent picture of your setup now. Very well done. Plenty of room for everyone. The ability to divide your run cannot be overrated. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you. Roxy is a Silver Laced Wyandotte. She’s actually on the small side for a Wyandotte, I believe. She also has a single comb, which they only have 25% of the time.Such a pretty flock . What kind of chicken is Roxy? I am still trying to get to grips with breeds and she has very pretty feathers.
I was glad to see that the dog is part of the pecking order!