1. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    San Martin, Ca
    I have a pullet that tonight when I was putting all my chickens away noticed that she has goopy eyes. Clear stuff is coming out of both of them. And on her feathers beneath her eyes it's clumped I'm assuming from her goopy eyes. What could cause this. I checked all my other chickens and no one else has goopy eyes.

    In the past I had this that happened to a different hen she was defending her babies from something and got into a fight and her eyes got swollen shut for a few days. I am wondering if this female now w/ the goopy eyes got into a fight w/ my one rooster. He has been causing problems lately. I do however have this chicken isolated in case it is something that might be contagious.

    What do you think this might be.

  2. Lilywater101

    Lilywater101 In the Brooder

    Jan 7, 2009
    Hi, It could be the rooster but it also could be a respiratory disease. Many time if the eyes are "goopy" it means that she is sick.
  3. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Quote:Would appreciate any help, I have two Sultan hens with goopy runny eyes, I have been bathing them with a warm salt water wash over the ey area....but this morning it looks worse, the gloop is yellowish and is stuck to her face and neck feathers.....what can I threat them with......there are no "hen" vets in my area, it looks fungal to me but am not sure will try and post pics later.....the birds themselves still seem in good spirits and are eating and drinking, but dont want this to spread through the rest of the Sultans (I have 6), they are all isolated from any others.....could it have been caused by the dust in the straw...(have a new supplier)
    But then again the rest of my flock ae all OK...

    Any advice welcomed...would if poss prefer to use a natural rememdy if anyone has one.....
  4. I've had this a couple of times and bought some terramycin eye ointment at the feed store. It cleared it right up!! If you have some human antibiotic eye ointment on hand, that will work too.

    In a pinch, I've even used polysporin on chicks eyes and it clears them right up.
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  5. I might isolate first, ask questions later - just to be safe [​IMG]

    Could be something as simple as an environmental irritant - dust, cold temp with a breeze or it could be a respiratory infection. Offer her a warm, draft free area; warm, wet compress with saline to clean and possibly a bit of a lift in a probiotic/yogurt treat and electrolytes to boost her immune system.

    I happen to have Pfizer Opthalmic Antibiotic Ointment from a cat that has allergies and would apply something like that if you have it.

    Anyone else suggest a different approach?
  6. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Thanks guys so apppreciate the help, I think it is an irritant from the straw bedding....have eye ointment which was for my daughter a month back will try that, and hope it clears up, will also give them a yogurt treat...... [​IMG]
  7. lillylsj

    lillylsj In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2012
    where do you apply the ointment?

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