help my hen has bubbles in her eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thea71701, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. thea71701

    thea71701 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would post a pic but dont know how. she has foamy looking stuff in her eye she is the only one that has it i put her in a cage by herself just in case. please any ideas. i will post a pic soon as i figure out how to.
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Bubbly eyes usually denote a certain kind of respiratory infection (I can't remember the exact name of the one that causes it . . . but I'll try and look it up for you).

    An antibiotic is used to treat it (Some people use the eyedrops--tylan eye drops, I think. they're called)

    I'm sorry you're going through this. Best of luck! [​IMG]

    *edit* found the name: Coryza, and there's another one, CRD. Tylan seems to be the preferred treatment.
     
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  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
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    tylan 50 is pretty good stuff to treat this
     
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  4. Bi0s

    Bi0s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bubbly eyes is a major indication of a mycoplasma respiratory infection. She needs antibiotics to treat
     
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  5. thea71701

    thea71701 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i can get the pic to my upload but dont know how to put it on here. thank you for yalls help i just gave her a shot of tylan.how often do i give it and where is best in the leg or breast
     
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  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
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    Quote:i don't inject it, but the best part to administer tylan 50 would be the breast area.

    The way i give it to them is i put 3 drops of tylan in a small piece of bread and give it to the sick bird. i give it for 3 days once a day, then off 2 days, then two days again. i had a sick EE about 2 months ago and this is the way i treated her and she is fine now [​IMG]
    hope your bird gets better [​IMG]
     
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  7. thea71701

    thea71701 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] here is the pic. do you know if it is contagious?


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  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
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    Yes it is contagious, keep her away from the others until she's better, and even after this clears up, I'd still keep her away from the rest for at least another week just to make sure.
    Clean her eye with a kleenex or a q-tip, and get some VET-RX and put some on her comb, head, and under her wings.

    Check your other chickens to make sure that they don't show any symptoms of illness.
     
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  9. thea71701

    thea71701 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you so much for all your help! I will keep her in the "hen hospital" for at least 2 weeks. Once again thanks so much![​IMG]
     
  10. MamaHynne

    MamaHynne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sick of this disease! [​IMG]

    Lost 10 pullets (5 weeks old) at least I thought I did. I explained Biosecurity to my hubby who was gonna put them down. He put them down ...IN THE WOODS!!!! With food and water, to give them a fighting chance! The words I want to say about this ignorance are inappropriate for a family site.[​IMG]

    Not one week later, one of my other chicks got the bubbly eyes /sticky eyes, runny nose. I decided to give the entire rest of the cooped up flock Terramycin. It's been 10 days. The one with theye problem is better, and now one of the other pullets has a bubbly/swollen eye with a runny nose. [​IMG]

    Can I get Tylan at Tractor Supply? I am so attached to my babies and don't want them to be sick or to be carriers. My younger babies that are inside and haven't been exposed are well, and thriving. I don't want them to get sick too when I have to introduce them to the coop with the others.

    I knew I shouldn't have named them right away. I'm completely attached and trying not to be brokenhearted. [​IMG]
     

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