Milky eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by linda2012, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. linda2012

    linda2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good morning to all.
    I noticed this morning when I was cleaning out my chicken coop that one of my hens seems to have a milky eye. Doesn't anyone know what this is and if I should be concerned?
    Thank you
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could you post a picture of the eye? It would help with diagnosis.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Some people have described this when their chicken had eyeworm, cataracts, or mareks disease.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    If it were eyeworm, the hen would be continuously scratching her eye...that's how they go blind.
     
  5. linda2012

    linda2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK I didn't get a picture of the milky eye. It's not dripping or anything, it's just has a white patch on the inside corner of her eye. And now I've noticed that she seems to be sneezing. If that's possible for a chicken to sneeze. But I'm thinking she has a cold. How do you treat a chicken with a cold? Or does it just pass like with humans?
    Sneezing chicken[​IMG]
     

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