Foamy bubbles in eye and clear liquid in mouth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emzee, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

    187
    0
    109
    Aug 18, 2009
    My young silkie hen had foamy bubbles in the corner of her eye, so I bought some Tylan 200 and started putting a drop a day in her eye. I have been doing this for 4 days. So far, there is no improvement and now I have noticed something new developing. Sometimes she will open her beak and a clear liquid will drain out. Is this serious? What should I do about it?
     
  2. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

    187
    0
    109
    Aug 18, 2009
    Anyone at all?
     
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    You are putting Tylan directly in her eye? I am not sure that is the best thing to do. I use Injectable Tylan 50 and give about 1cc a day for 7-10 days .
     
  4. Luvs chickens

    Luvs chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    478
    1
    121
    Sep 28, 2009
    Massachusettes
    sounds like a cold> let it run its course.
     
  5. comedianchick

    comedianchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    178
    0
    109
    Dec 11, 2009
    maryland
    are you sure its a cold because thats what my chickens have and id like to knoew also i thought it was coryza they do sneeze sometimes too!
     
  6. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Chickens don't get colds.

    You won't really know what you're dealing with unless you ask a state vet to test your birds. It was free when I did it.

    It could be:
    Mycoplasma galluseptim (MG) aka Chronic Respiratory Disease (CRD)
    Infectious Bronchitis
    Infectious Coryza (the discharge would be very smelly)
     
  7. Luvs chickens

    Luvs chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    478
    1
    121
    Sep 28, 2009
    Massachusettes
    my chickens had the same thing and took one to the vet. was told if fluid is clear to leave it alone. only treat if yellow or green. I did have one with yellow eye drainage and a swollen lid and had to treat it .[​IMG]
     
  8. Luvs chickens

    Luvs chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    478
    1
    121
    Sep 28, 2009
    Massachusettes
    Quote:I took mine to a vet that specializes in birds and she said they do. Up until that point I believed the same thing. My birds are fine now with no treatment given except for apple cider vinegar in the water.
     
  9. comedianchick

    comedianchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    178
    0
    109
    Dec 11, 2009
    maryland
  10. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

    187
    0
    109
    Aug 18, 2009
    I did take her to a vet, but not one that specializes in birds. She said that it was either a bacterial infection or a virus. She gave me Batril for if it was a bacterial infection, but said if it was a virus I would have to cull her. The Batril didn't work, but I didn't want to cull her, so that's why I bought some Tylan 200. It's been going on ever since she was about 1 month old (she's 4 months old now.) I have one other silkie with similar symptoms also.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by