Hen with eye half closed/same side weak/trouble walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SusanRenee, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. SusanRenee

    SusanRenee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2012
    Hauser, ID
    I have an Ameraucana hen who is about a year old. The last few weeks, she's been keeping one eye half closed. I've been keeping an eye on it and rinsing it, figuring she'd just gotten something in it. The other day she was looking really bad, so I brought her in, gave her a good bath and kept her in the house in a crate for a couple nights. I put her back in the coop Friday night before bed. Yesterday, I was gone most of the day so I ran out, got eggs and ran back in. Today I went out this morning and she was literly stuck between the feeder and the oyster shell dispenser. She can't seem to walk right on the leg that is on the same side as the eye she's having an issue on. She's acting like she's drunk. I have her back in the house an eating the higher protein chick food that I have.

    Any ideas?

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