A few days ago I posted about a few chicks in a brooder showing signs of respiratory problems (wheezing, rattly breathing). They are 3 weeks old and have never come in contact with other birds. They were hatched at my house and Ive never brought live birds into my flock. When I noticed the problem I changed their bedding to paper towels. Unfortunately my husband dumped their pine shavings in the backyard where my adult birds roam. I am so upset but there is nothing I can do now. Yesterday I noticed one of my outdoor pullets (10 weeks old) had swollen eyes and bubbly eye...no sign of respiratory issues but I immediately quarantined her anyway. Then today almost ALL of my outdoor birds eye rims are starting to swell and the respiratory symptoms are quickly following. It is so bad I had to quarantine the healthy birds. I am horrified. I have no idea what is going on. I live in a very urban setting so there are not really sources of outside infection. Their symptoms are: -swollen eye rims (very red faces) -some have rattling/wheezy breathing -only 1 had bubbly eye Everyone is eating and drinking and otherwise acting normal. Any ideas what this could be and how to treat it? Please no acronyms. Where could this have come from? Will my birds that survive be carriers? I have 2 yr old birds in my flock and they have NEVER been sick. I am so overwhelmed I don't know where to start. ***6/17/11 UPDATE*** Looks like this is just allergies. Lab work came back perfect! See page 2 for full info Just wanted to add that my birds never had any ocular or nasal discharge. Just swollen eye rims, wattles and rattly breathing. Please read this thread before culling birds with respiratory symptoms!