Running Eyes In Pullets

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rhode Island Rita, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Rhode Island Rita

    Rhode Island Rita Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got five pullets who are somewhere around four months old. Yesterday I noticed that two of them have runny eyes; the girls in question are a Buff Orpington and a pullet who's either a production red or a RIR. Today I snagged some photos. The five of them sleep altogether in a coop, separated from my other chickens. The bedding I use is straw, and they eat an organic lay crumble. It's been really windy lately and the area we live in kicks up a lot of dust. Is it possible they've just got some dirt in their eyes and are having a reaction from that, or do you think it's something more sinister? I've only been working with chickens for under a year, and I've not seen this before. Any opinions, thoughts, or past experiences would be much appreciated.

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  2. dawg53

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    It's possible it could be caused by blowing dust. You can flush their eyes with saline solution, then put terramycin eye ointment in them to prevent infection.
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  3. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, Rhode Island Rita, and welcome to BYC! I believe some respiratory conditions cause eye swelling and tearing. Do you notice any other symptoms?
     
  4. Rhode Island Rita

    Rhode Island Rita Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'll give that a shot, thanks!


    Quote:None so far. At the moment the only symptom is the running eyes. No discharge anywhere else, still eating and drinking, and healthy stool. I haven't noticed any sneezing or coughing either.

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