This all started last Wednesday when I noticed her eye looked a little stretched (she had this same thing happen this past Spring, but there was never any swelling and it eventually went away) and there was some slight swelling. On Friday, it was a little more raised, which is when I decided to take her in to see a vet in case if it was something where antibiotics were needed to clear. The vet said her actual eye looked good and her suspicion was that it’s a sinus issue/infection and prescribed her antibiotics. She was prescribed Trimeth-Sulfa…twice a day for a week.
That same day I took her in, I noticed these two tiny cyst like lumps in her wattles, but didn’t even mention them to the vet because they were so small and seemed insignificant. However, they have grown in size during the past several days and are on the same side as the lump by her eye.
Sorry about your hen.
I would have to agree, it's like a respiratory infection since she had something similar this spring - since she's going through molt, that can be a stressor which triggers symptoms.
I would do as suggested and get some Terramycin eye ointment to go into and around the eye. Flush the eye with saline as needed too.
A sulfa antibiotic may be helpful depending on the cause. I would finish that out. If she doesn't improve or worsen, re-visit the vet or try an antibiotic like Tylosin to see if that makes a difference.
Is she eating/drinking o.k.?