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one of the chickens has bubbly saliva in on of its eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Birdwhisperer10, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Birdwhisperer10

    Birdwhisperer10 Out Of The Brooder

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    The bird is hiding in the laying box and each time it blinks, more bubbles appear. Is it because of the cold or is it because of a different cause? Can anyone tell me what this could be or mean?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It can sometimes be a sign of mycoplasma (MG,) a respiratory disease, especially if you see nasal drainage, sneezing, gasping, a swollen eye, or other respiratory symptoms. But I have a bearded hen who seems to have that on very cold mornings, then it is fine on warmer days. She has no other symptoms, so I feel hers is a problem with her tear ducts.
     
  3. Birdwhisperer10

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    Thank you I collected eggs today and had the saliva in her eyes I`ll do some research on mycoplasma and also on ways to help her get better.
    At least the rooster wasn't the problem. :)[​IMG]
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I forgot to mention that it isn't saliva, but tears. Tylan 50 or oxytetracycline can treat mycoplasma, but you should probably see other symptoms before treating with those antibiotics.
     
  5. Birdwhisperer10

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    Ok. thank for the tips.[​IMG]
     

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