Pullet not opening eye

Matilda Belle

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She is maybe 3-4 months old. Just noticed one of her eyes isn’t open. I open it and her eyes appears foggy/bluish. No discharge. No other symptoms. She does like to sleep a lot.

Background info - I had to cull a rooster recently for symptoms including: dragging leg behind him, lethargy, yellow lesions on his abdomen, and I thought his eyes were bluish/foggy as well. Maybe unrelated but thought I’d share just in case.
 

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Matilda Belle

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A different pullet has a snotty nose so maybe both have something respiratory? Either that or maybe she got something in her eye?

I think I’m on high alert after losing my rooster. I hope it’s unrelated.
 

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You can apply some saline or lubricating eye drops, or Vetericyn to her eye. Look around for any debris that might be in there. Plain Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic Ointment can be applied to the eye twice a day, or you may get some Terramycin Eye Ointment at your local feed store and use twice a day. I cannot see the inside of the eye well in pics.

Did you get a necropsy on your rooster to check for Mareks disease?
 

Matilda Belle

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You can apply some saline or lubricating eye drops, or Vetericyn to her eye. Look around for any debris that might be in there. Plain Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic Ointment can be applied to the eye twice a day, or you may get some Terramycin Eye Ointment at your local feed store and use twice a day. I cannot see the inside of the eye well in pics.

Did you get a necropsy on your rooster to check for Mareks disease?

Will do. Thanks. I didn’t get a necropsy done. We euthanized him today.
 

Matilda Belle

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The one eye is completely clear and the other closed one is foggy bluish. I cleaned with saline and applied antibiotic ointment. I don’t see any debris. Can debris or an injury make the eye cloudy like this?
 

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A cloudy eye might be from infection, injury such as a scratched cornea, ammonia odors, or a cataract. Hard to know without a vet. Mareks disease can cause a greying of the iris, the colored part of the eye, and it might make the pupil irregular shaped or pinpoint. This picture is fairly common in Mareks with a normal eye on the left, and a Mareks eye on the right, and below is one of presumed Mareks:

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She is maybe 3-4 months old. Just noticed one of her eyes isn’t open. I open it and her eyes appears foggy/bluish. No discharge. No other symptoms. She does like to sleep a lot.

Background info - I had to cull a rooster recently for symptoms including: dragging leg behind him, lethargy, yellow lesions on his abdomen, and I thought his eyes were bluish/foggy as well. Maybe unrelated but thought I’d share just in case.

Is this a polish crested chicken? Mine’s eye is just like that. She is 5 months old and seems like it might just be because of the feathers on her head. Mine eats and drinks perfectly fine so no other further issues.
 

Matilda Belle

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Is this a polish crested chicken? Mine’s eye is just like that. She is 5 months old and seems like it might just be because of the feathers on her head. Mine eats and drinks perfectly fine so no other further issues.

She is a satin (Silkie/Cochin cross). She seems to be eating and drinking ok. I’m going to spray her eye with saline once a day and see if that helps. Maybe she just go something in there.
 

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