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Sick chicken? eyes closed but seems fine

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by davidtailford, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. davidtailford

    davidtailford Hatching

    Jun 22, 2011
    we have a 10 week old bantam chicken who keeps closing its eyes and standing still.

    It is eating and drinking and walks around fine once we go up to it. However, this morning it was walking around with its eyes closed. It's only recently that she has started to do this and before she was very healthy

    Has anyone experienced this before. is she ill?

  2. Animalian

    Animalian Songster

    Jun 18, 2011
    Birds a very good at acting healthy it helps them survive in the wild. When you go up to her shes probably acting normal thinking "see I'm healthy don't eat me I'm no weaker than everyone else" *struts*

    I say she is sick unless you just brought her home, she could be exhausted. Not sure what it could be but I had a sneezing pullet a few days ago and a BYC member suggested I start giving her grapefruit seed extract in her water as it has natural anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-biotic properties. After two days of drinking is shes completely better [​IMG]

    You get it at health food shops... don't be tested to taste it like I was though... worst experience ever......... [​IMG]

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