HELP! my chickens cant open their eyes!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by knitta, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. knitta

    knitta New Egg

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    i just got these girls a week ago today. they are 10 huge dominiquers weighing about 12# each. they stay in a corner to themselves and won't any my other birds get close to them.
    yesterday when i went out to check on them i noticed 5 of them couldn't open their eyes, they had drainage. someone told me to clean w warm water & put neosporin on their eyes, so i did. today most of them hv opened their eyes except 2 (i could hv missed these 2). but now they sound as if they're coughing! whats wrong? could it b contagious? what else can i do?
    they are still laying eggs....can i still eat them?
    i dont want the rest of my chickens sick either.
     
  2. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pictures would be good. This sounds serious. Possibly a respiratory infection.
     
  3. knitta

    knitta New Egg

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    here's pics of one that still can't open its eyes and another of one that is coughing

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