I got a blind chicken, and a rooster that is having trouble crowing.

Das777

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May 8, 2010
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Hi everyone, I have a barred rock hen that has both eyes swelled shut, I think she can see a little bit because she does eat sometimes but what should I do with her eyes... one might have been infected because it swelled up to the size of her head almost. My friend asked me to post her troubles here as well. her rooster isn't crowing right... he gurgles and his crows have ceased to sound like a normal rooster... she says that he stops dead in mid crow... Is this somthing that happens in molting? please help, thanks
 

scratch'n'peck

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Sorry to hear about your hen's eyes. They sound really swollen. If she is showing any other types of symptoms it could be a respiratory infection. You may also want to do a search on "eye worms" to see some pictures of that and hopefully you can rule that out. If it is an infection you can use neosporin, the one without the pain relief ingredient. My rooster had a swollen eye and I cleaned it out with saline every day and applied the neosporin ointment directly to the eye area a couple of times a day. His infection cleared up over the course of a week, but his eye may not have been quite as swollen as your hen's eyes.

I don't think a gurgly crow has anything to do with molting. Once again, I might worry about a respiratory infection if he is lethargic or anything.
 

Das777

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May 8, 2010
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Thanks... I tired treating her but she drowned in the water dish (I guess she gave it up) my friend is treating her chicken's sniffles with something that is "expensive" so I think that the rooster will be fine... thanks for helping
 

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