Sick Buttercup Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ohsosleepy1, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. ohsosleepy1

    ohsosleepy1 New Egg

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    We have a 6 or 7 week old Buttercup chicken that seems to be acting kind of odd, the birds eyes are constantly closed and does not open them. Seems to be scratching at her eyes with either wings, feet or other body parts. Any ideas or sugestions?

    Bob and Heather
     
  2. redhen689

    redhen689 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do her eyes look inflamed?
    Can you rinse them with some saline?
    If she has her eyes closed she will not be eating.
    I really don't have a clue what might be wrong, but I know a chicken with eye problems usually isn't eating, so make sure you are feeding her.
    I once had a hen with a very differnt eye problem, (obvious injury) and I had to dip her beak in yogurt to get her to eat.
     
  3. ohsosleepy1

    ohsosleepy1 New Egg

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    Thank you Redhen689 does anyone else out there have any other input, ideas or suggestions?

    Bob & Heather
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  4. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not me, but I will move you to the top.
     

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