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One swollen and bubbly eye...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fiona8247, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Fiona8247

    Fiona8247 New Egg

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    Hi everyone

    Three weeks ago we got our first chickens - a 20 week old leghorn hen and a 28 week Rhode Island Red.

    Things were going smoothly until this weekend when I noticed that the leghorn's right eye is swollen with bubbles in it. The left eye is fine and the Rhode Island Red has no problems.

    When I press on the swollen part it feels soft to the touch, and a cloudy liquid comes out into the eye. She seems a little out of sorts but is eating and drinking ok. May have runny poo as well but can't be 100% sure on that one....

    Any suggestions? We are considering trying neosporin for a few days. Shall I put it in her eye or rub it on the swollen part?

    Thanks,
    Fiona

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  2. CarlosGarcia

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    I am not an expert on any way but I had the same issue on one of my chicken this weekend and all i did was to clean it up with water, then I diluted some teraflu and bird vitamins on a cup of water gave the chicken 2 ml. of this and today was up and healed. you might want to wait to see what others say
     
  3. Fiona8247

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  4. Fiona8247

    Fiona8247 New Egg

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    Thanks CarlosGarcia, we will try the teraflu and vitamins idea.

    We've tried neosporin for a few days with no obvious change. She seems otherwise ok...

    Any other suggestions? Anyone?
     
  5. gandybugs

    gandybugs Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok i have this problem as well... along with coughing....

    I took two chickens to the vet ($108 later... and no answer...) and found out it isn't a parasite... i am currently giving them some antibiotics in their water and will then follow up with vitamins.

    I had one perons maybe say turkey disease and used Tylin?

    i did notice yesterday they had a runny nose too... but majority are still out eating and doing well, i have a few really weak ones, but am hoping once the antibiotics kick in they will be doing better...

    make sure to really wash your hands after handling them, a lot of things can spread from teh chicken to people, so better safe then sorry!
     

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