- May 25, 2021
I have 20/21 week old easter egger hen who recently developed a swollen eye. I texted the woman I got them from and she said to isolate her (she’s in the 10x10 outdoor cat pen with a wooden crate to sleep in) give her antibiotic eye drops (we will shortly be picking up Visine eye drops) applying a warm compress to her eye, check for pus kernels and in 3-5 days if symptoms don’t improve, we will move to antibiotics. As of yesterday evening, her nose is dry, she’s eating and drinking fine and none of my other flock members are showing symptoms, which is important as my silkie just had her chick hatch. I’m not with the hens right now but I will be visiting later but I have been told that the eye is crusty/watering now. I’m worried it’s an URI as some infections aren’t curable and it would really suck because she an amazing little pullet. If someone can give me good next steps on how to help identify/resolve what’s going on that’d be greatly appreciated! First two pictures are her swollen eye, third one is her normal eye. It’s alarming to look at.