hello all , I was looking for a little assistance. I have 4 white rocks , I am fairly new to owning chickens. I am not sure on there exact age as we got them at a local flea market . The guy that sold them to us claimed all the birds were about 11 weeks old . My father in law said that a couple of the birds were definitely not 11 weeks . I would say two of them are . Two days ago we noticed that one of our young birds had a bubbly liquid coming from her eye and it was swollen . Today I noticed that one of the older birds eye has the bubbly liquid coming from it but it is not swollen yet . After doing a little reading on the internet I have found that it is most likely contagious.Whatever it is . I know that it is probably not good . We feed the birds everyday laying pellets and we pretty much try to give them clean water everyday. I have noticed in the coop that some of the droppings are diarrhea , although we cant pinpoint which bird or birds are doing it . My father in law at one time had chickens and he recommended maybe trying a little peroxide on the birds eye , we tried it , but I am thinking after reading some that it is far more serious then that . I am hoping to try and see if it is fixable ourselves . My problem here is that we ordered 20 more chicks from an online store but we wont receive them until the first week in april. I am feeling that we may have to put the four birds down to be able to clean up for the new chicks. Not sure We have them in a totally enclosed coop with a house and a screened area . The floor of the coop (house ) we have hay as a bedding . And the outside are is dirt. We try to keep it somewhat clean as I have read that hay isnt a real good bedding . I know this one may be a hard one to diagnose as there are a few diseases that have these symptoms . Any help would be greatly appreciated.