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possible disease?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TSalyers, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. TSalyers

    TSalyers New Egg

    May 27, 2014
    A few weeks ago I noticed a chicken keeping it's eye closed. As I kept watch in it became swollen but I thought the Turkey pecked her eye. Now yesterday I noticed another with a spot by its Beek and one under its eye. And today the Turkey has the same spot on its throat and another chicken seemed to have trouble seeing on one side. It's eye was just slightly cloudy and had tint bubbles that looked like soap in her eye. I don't know what could be wrong. I've read many things but no diffinative answers. Any thoughts?
  2. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom Premium Member

    I'm not sure but it sounds like fowl pox which is viral.. Nothing much you can do but keep them isolated warm and maybe give them vitamins... It usually goes away on its own.. Keep a look out that it doesn't turn into a bacterial infection that may require antibiotics. Good luck.
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear your flock is under the weather :hugs I too agree that this could be fowl pox or it could be a respiratory infection. Resp infections can also cause the eyes to bubble. Could you post some pics? This would really help. You can also drop by the emergencies injuries disease cure section. Here is the link ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck :fl
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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    Welcome to BYC. So sorry your flock is ill. Please do post under emergencies to get opinions to help with the diagnosis and treatment.

    Hope they will recover.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please do post on the emergencies thread, photos are good if you have them to help make a diagnosis. You may want to post also on the "Turkey thread," to ask about your turkey. Some folks keep chickens and turkeys separated because chickens can carry "Blackhead disease" to them. I don't think this is what your turkey is developing but, it would be good to ask.
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  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!

    Good luck.
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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