1. Desert Plum

    Desert Plum Out Of The Brooder

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    Good day all [​IMG]

    Well my second round of chickens have proven for some reason more difficult to sell and raise. I lost four in the first week along. Anyway, today the now 19 week olds haven't laid but one bird, Red Star named Rhonda has a foamy eye. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I found info here and isolated her even though she is happily (or was :p) peaking around, pulling feathers as usual and eating/drinking with easy. I hear no rattling noise and other than that foamy right eye, she is clear skinned and bright eyed. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The shed (where they were raised) has proven a nice nursery/sick room. When I move I hope to have the same thing on my property. [​IMG] I'll keep you informed how she goes but what a time for a chicken to get sick as I'm going out of town nxt friday to Vegas. She's on Vet RX for now...[​IMG]
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I hope someone can answer your question. I don't know much about eye/respiratory illnesses
     
  3. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get Neosporin Opthalmolgic (Ophthamology) (SP?) ointment at the Feed Store.. for the eyes of animals... pull the lid out a little (clean hands) and run a little stream, ribbon of the antibiotic eye ointment onto the inner side of the lid... it will spread when she closes her eye.. I dab it a little to make sure it get "in" with a clean finger, gently. I would use it daily... for a week -- twice a day or three times a day. Be prepared, I paid almost $18.00 for the tiny tube of ointment.

    Also, you can get VetRX.. which, if her eyes are really swollen has something about Eye Worms on the instructions... I didn't ever use it for that, but I noticed it on the insert instructions...

    Good luck.
     

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