One eye closed, one open?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by heksa, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Brooksidesue

    Brooksidesue Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 28, 2012
    New-Brunswick, Canada
    OMG this must be the summer for one-eyed chickens because just this morning, as I was giving my flock a little treat, Belle, one of the two friendler hens we have was eating her treat out of my hand when I noticed she had one eye closed. It does not look bad, just closed. I watched her for about half an hour after that and she never opened it. What is "Tylan" and where can I get it? How is it administered? Should I start by using saline and waiting to see if maybe she just got sand it it or something? She is eating, pooping, laying and not lethargic or sick acting in any way... Did all the other ones in this thread recover from their eye issues??? Thanks so much!
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Mine did that too. I wiped the eye with wet gauze. Then I gave Penicillin injections for 7 days.
  3. Brooksidesue

    Brooksidesue Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 28, 2012
    New-Brunswick, Canada
    Is there anyone out there who can answer my questions?
  4. FeatherMom

    FeatherMom Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 9, 2012
    SE Michigan
    You may be able to find it at TSC. If not, search the poultry suppliers, I'm sure they have it. I've never used it but I see it recommended on this forum frequently. Good luck.
  5. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    New Hampshire
    I am having this issue as well! I have a chicken who keeps one eye closed, and one open. She opens the eye occasionally, but it is closed most of the time. When she does open it, the eyeball appears to be normal looking. Her general behavior is normal; eating, drinking, walking around.

    Is Tylan something I should use??
  6. Arvanah

    Arvanah Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2013
    Did u ever find out what was wrong? Mine's doing that. She also had scruffy breathing & now her eye is a lil watery
  7. CrookdBeak13

    CrookdBeak13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2013
    I have a RIR hen who was just treated for possible CRD with Tylan 50 injections for 3 days ( treated the whole flock as one sick bird spread to 3 others ). On the 2nd day of the injections, I noticed that she kept her Left eye closed most of the day, she would open it periodically upon walking up to her, but other than that she left it closed. I picked her up and examined a little closer and I don't see anything that would be an obvious cause of this. Could it still be residual from the CRD and what else could I do to help her. Other than keeping the one eye closed she is acting normal now.
  8. TheDownyChick

    TheDownyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2013
    Eastern Kansas
    My girl has one eye closed and is acting tired. I wondered if she was just really tired, as it got quite hot today. How did things turn out for these chickies mentioned here? I want to help her.
  9. Bethalow

    Bethalow New Egg

    Aug 10, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2015
  10. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

    Aug 20, 2015
    Rockingham NC
    did anyone ever answer this. Mine's doing the same thing. Just started today. Will the tylan injection help. I really don't want to lose her. She's my baby and gives me an egg everyday. Will the egg still be editable?

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