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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mikehrt23, Oct 30, 2013.
My cockerel's eyes have what look like warts and one eye has a film and is almost swelled shut!
Does anyone know what this could be?
It looks like it could have gotten injured or pecked. Try putting some antibiotic ointment, like some Neosporin on (don't use anything with painkillers or "caine" ingredients). Are there any scabs on other parts of the face? If so, it may be Fowl Pox.
It is hard to tell from your picture, but it could be wet fowl pox, or a respiratory infection. Are there any scabs any where else? Be sure and look into the beak and throat of your chicken for any yellow patches--those can cause respiratory problems. Here is a couple of sites linked for pox info, and if you could send another picture or two in focus it might be easier to tell: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox
the other eye
They were on him when I got him aprox. 2 weeks ago (I figured they were just scabs and thought they would heal on their own) but they have only gotten worse and the eye that developed film also has two little white specs.
Sorry, but the picture is out of focus. Maybe backing up would help. Are you seeing any of the pox scabs like in the link?
If it is wet fowl pox, it is a virus that can last for 5-6 weeks. I would get him on an antibiotic to treat either a possible respiratory infection too, or a secondary infection from pox. Tylan, Gallimycin (erythromycin,) or Terramycin would be suggested drugs to look for at your feedstore. Tylan comes in oral powder as well as injectable for shots.