Hen has closed eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joann stepehens, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. joann stepehens

    joann stepehens Hatching

    Jan 20, 2017
    My hen right eye is closed but when I pick her she will open it ; then when I put her back down she will close it again . She is eating fine and laying ok ; not hanging out with her hens she usually hangs with but with the new ones . What is wrong with her eye ?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Look into her eye for any specks of dirt or other foreign object, or discharge. Try some lubricant eye drops or some saline into the eye. Also good are Vetericyn eye wash or gel, or Terramycin eye ointment from a feed store. Sometimes eyes can get irritated from high ammonia levels in the coop from droppings or dust. Let us know if this persists in case it is something more serious.

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