Mycoplasma gallisepticum? Or irritated eyes?

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You could cull a sick bird and send it to your state vet to get it tested. What state are you located? MG is a disease that cannbe common in flocks. It can be passed through hatching eggs. Treating a chicken with MG with antibiotics will not keep the chicken from still being a carrier for life. There are about 5 or so respiratory diseases, and some have similar symptoms. Here is a good link with symptoms of MG, coryza, infectious bronchitis, ILT, and aspergillosis:
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
That got really good info. My one hen with foamy eyes on has that one symptom for Mycoplasma gallisepticum.
 

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It says serum, which to me means blood, and I think it would also need to be put in a centrifuge first. The Idexx kit is not meant to be used by backyard chicken keepers.
This is today's pic. The abcese on her face has gotten bigger sence yesterday.
 

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That sounds possibly like canker a protozoan infection carried by pigeons and wild birds. Is it more like cheesy material or mucus? Can you post any pictures of the yellow material? Here is an article about canker:
http://www.poultrydvm.com/condition/canker
Id say it's canker. It looks like cheese. I've been giving them vinager in their water to try to control it. It's worked a little bit.
 

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There is a drug that treats canker called metronidazole (sold as Fish Zole online.) Dosage is 250 mg daily for 5-7 days for a 5 pound chicken. Ronidazole is another drug used for canker, and is available on some pigeon medine sites. Acidified copper sulfate is sometimes used for 3 days a month in the water to help prevent other chickens from getting it. Dosage is 1/4 tsp per gallon of water for 3 days. Here is where to find it:
https://www.jefferspet.com/products...MI-_nW8-yT7AIVA9bACh00xwXIEAQYASABEgK33fD_BwE
 

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