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Foamy on and around the eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dwdoc, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. dwdoc

    dwdoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out to check on my two 9 week old pullets this morning and one of my Barred Rocks has what appears to be foam on and around both her eyes. I have no clue what this is. BTW I have only had them for a week today... Thanks for the assist. If you need a pic let me know and I try and have her pose for me.
     
  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. dwdoc

    dwdoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Clay. Put her on Antibiotics.
     
  4. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also a good idea to quarantine her if possible until you are more sure of what might be going on with the hen. She might be an infection risk to others, or they might be carriers as well so there is not added risk. All sort of depends on your flock and it's health history.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Since they have all been together might be a good idea to treat them all.
     
  6. dwdoc

    dwdoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really appreciate the assistance. I am really new to having chickens. I am literally a week and two days into this; of course one of my first two pullets would be ill.

    Either way, I am treating all four as advised. The one who is showing symptoms has been caged separately.

    This morning she seems to be more energitic; a good sign.

    I will keep her apart from the rest for the next week. Hopefully there will not be a problem reintegrating her back into the flock.
     

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