someone HELP!!! swolen eyes! contagious! killing babies!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickNjake, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2008
    east tn
    OK, here's what happened. in February one of my chicken's eye started to swell up that i had raised from a chick, being new to chickens, i assumed it was from pecking or some other simple explanation. but the problem persisted for two months until the growth was very large, but she acted fine so I didn't assume disease [​IMG] . But then it started to spread, and I put them into quarantine. two of the original chickens sisters got sick also (which i did expect because of the genetics) so i put them in quarantine also. and 5 of a hen's brood of 8 died and the original sick bird [​IMG]. i gave all the chickens, sick and non: water soluble teramycin (Sp?), and sufamed in water. just the sick chickens got injections of some mix of antibiotics from the vet and injections of gentamycin, and (someone said 1cc of bio-mycin but we haven't had tried that yet) out of all of these not any luck! [​IMG] thankfully no new cases in the past 2 months
    these birds are all pets and have no idea they're chickens, and have a different value than "chickens" and the rooster has real value. He is a retired show cochin we got for a good deal. I WILL ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS!
    i have pictures from about July I'll try to post THANK YOU!

    Gilligan (roo):[​IMG]

    and "Steve"(hen):[​IMG]
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Could it be eye worms? Have they been wormed?

    Edited to add - did the vet examine the birds or just prescribe meds? The vet should know what you're dealing with.

    Last edited: Sep 9, 2008
  3. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2008
    east tn
    Quote:I worm them once a month with "pig swig" that's also for poultry.
    We took them to the vet and he saw them all. (the sick ones)
    He didn't say anything about eye worms and we thought it was fowl pox but he said it wasn't. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I looked up eye worms, but I couldn't find a pic. i did find a page that said "Vet Rx" would treat it, which i have. I'll try anything! thanks! I'll treat them for it, even though I don't think it is, but I've been wrong before [​IMG]

    thank you very much!!
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Could be newcastle disease.
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    Definitley not eye worms..Looks like Aspergillosis to me....
  6. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2008
    east tn
    Quote:what should I look for if it's Newcastle and if it is how do i treat it?? [​IMG]
  7. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2008
    east tn
    Quote:I've never heard of Aspergillosis before, what is it? symptoms?
  8. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Does this sound possible to you based on the other birds?

    Infectious Coryza

    Infectious Coryza is caused by the haemophilus paragallinarum bacteria, and is very common worldwide in fowl.

    * Watery eyes
    * Facial swelling, including one or both eyes swelled shut
    * Foul smelling discharge from the nose
    * Diarrhea
    * Low egg production
    * Wheezing


    This is very contagious, and is easy spread by any kind of contact by sick, or carrier birds.

    The most common signs of this are facial swelling, including eyes swollen shut, with a fowl odor from the nasal area.

    * Streptomycin
    * Erythromycin
    * Sulfadimethoxine

    It is recommended to cull infected birds, as symptoms can come back after treatment, and all infected birds become carriers of this disease, and will continue to infect other fowl on your yard.
  9. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    I have a chicken with a swollen eye as well and people on here have suggested it could be IB (infectious bronchitis). With IB there is usually bubbles in the eyes and in your pictures it didn't look like your hen had bubbles in her eyes. People recommended the Tylan 50 injection. Also, at your local Tractor Supply store you can buy a small yellow tube of terrymycin eye ointment. I have been putting a plop of it in her eye in the morning before I let her out and at night when she is roosting. It seems to be working and the swelling is going down. I hope you can figure out what is causing this. I have also read CRD can cause swelling in the eyes. Best of luck to you.
  10. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2008
    east tn
    well i know where this is getting to and it doesn't look good for gilligan and steve [​IMG] but i guess they may need to be "euthanized"...?

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