Irritated red eyes (pic) & listless

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmerChook, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. FarmerChook

    FarmerChook New Egg

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    Hi forum. My 16 week old French Wheton has this red membrane in both eyes. Not moving around much. Thoughts on the issue and treatment. Haven't separated her yet from the 5 other chooks. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I would advise separating her immediately. The fact that it's in both eyes rather worries me. These kind of ocular problems can be signs of respiratory disease. However, it could also be a simple eye infection that somehow occurred in both eyes.

    Have you recently brought any new birds into your flock? Have you seen any respiratory symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, gurgling, rattling, gasping, or bubbly, gooey, or otherwise irritated eyes on any birds, this one or others?

    I would advise purchasing Vetricyn and an antibiotic ointment approved for use in the eyes and applying them to the eyes. You might also consider purchasing an antibiotic powder such as Terramycin, Duramycin, or Gallimycin.
     
  3. FarmerChook

    FarmerChook New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply! Haven't noticed any coughing or sneezing. No gooey bits. Other birds are fine. She's very docile. I'll separate her today. Thanks
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How is the air in your coop? Poor overhead ventilation or high ammonia levels can be a cause of conjunctivitis or eye infection. I would start treating her eyes as Queen Misha has advised, since conjuntivitis can lead to blindness.
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Yes, this as well. I forgot to mention the possibility of ammonia burn.
     

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