Growth near chickens eye and growing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tanzer, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. tanzer

    tanzer New Egg

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    Nov 25, 2009
    Hi folks, I'm new here. I've got a poor little chicken that has a growth that started small near her eye. It's almost like the material of her comb but it is growing and is now over her eye and her eye is swollen shut.

    She's eating and drinking but I don't know what to do. The feedstore said to use antibiotics every few days in her water but that's not working.

    I'd appreciate any help! Thanks!
     
  2. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    Please help us to help you.


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