rooster appears to have spit on his eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by siouxbee, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. siouxbee

    siouxbee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2007
    The front corner of his eye has a big ball of spit on it. I'm posting a pic, but the ball of spit is about half the size it was before I went off to find the camera. He seems ok, and is more perturbed by my harassing him with the camera than he seems about his eye.


    A Blue Laced Red Wyandotte hen hatched out some eggs for us in July, 2 have been eaten by predators, and the remaining 8, 7 are roosters who are now a little more than 6 months old. So there is quite a bit of fighting going on in the yard. I'm obviously trying to place the roosters, not as easy task, but I think this guy has gotten hurt in the fray. What should I do about this? Did someone poke his eye? Do I need to get something to put on it?

    Any ideas?

    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I think (but I'm not sure) that this symptom goes along with coryza...he also appears to have swollen eyes...?
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    wipe the mucus off..could be an eye infection from being pecked.
    try washing the eye with saline eye wash..
    apply terramycin eye ointment 2 or 3 times a day..

    other possibilities..
    eye worm
    respiratory illness
    infected sinuses

    check for swelling, and wheezing.

    describe his droppings..color and consistency
    is he eating and drinking as usual?
    does he act ill?
    he looks "droopy"..
    may need an antibiotic for respiratory illness and/or sinuses....
    separate and keep warm..give extra protein..such as cooked egg..
    and vitamins..poultry vitamins if you have them..if not..Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins Enfamil brand if iron...give 3 drops once a day on beak..then taper off for a week.
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Get some Vet-Rx and treat him for a few days with that and it will clear right up.
  5. buckyphifer

    buckyphifer Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2008
    Northwest Tennessee
    Where can I find Vet Rx at? Tried Co-Op and Tractor Supply with no luck. Do I get it from vet? My hen has exact same thing going on with her eye.
  6. gallo34

    gallo34 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2009

    I would agree with sammie, you should seperate him from the could use a tie cord on one of his legs...if you dont have any place to put him...tie cord and shelter...just an idea...after you rinse with saline...try to compress with warm you medicate? if so, what do you use?

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