Hen eye loss

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickynikki, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. chickynikki

    chickynikki New Egg

    Nov 16, 2015

    HELP!!!! In the past 2 days, 5 of our hens have lost an eye. It is across breeds. Above is a picture of eBay appears to be the newest case. My husband just discovered one yesterday and I found many more today. None of the eyes seem really swollen or irritated, they are simply closed up.
    Do we have some kind of sociopathic, eye-pecking chicken on our hands?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. The eyes may still be there. Have you seen any pecking? That could be a respiratory disease such as mycoplasma (MG) or coryza, especially with any sneezing, nasal or eye drainage or foam. Pecking or trauma to the eye could also be the problem. I would remove the affected chickens and separate them, and clean their eyes with warm soaks. Apply Vetericyn Eye Wash or Eye Gel twice a day to the eyes. Terramycin eye ointment is also effective. Here is some reading about the common respiratory diseases and symptoms: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2015

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