Started with draining, sticky eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MavisMama, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. MavisMama

    MavisMama Chirping

    Jul 4, 2014
    Sturgeon Bay, WI
    1B969016-8801-458F-8768-0F200EFD7911.jpeg 2D284EEC-FF04-4775-8FA9-E2824BE4832E.jpeg 1B969016-8801-458F-8768-0F200EFD7911.jpeg Our adult Sultan hen started having draining eyes that would stick closed overnight - we would gently clean them with warm saline & cotton balls so she’d be able to see in the morning & as long as she could see she’d be up & eating like normal. We brought her in the house a couple days later, as it wasn’t getting better & we didn’t want to infect the rest of the flock or have her picked on. Now her whole face is affected & she’s not a happy girl. We’ve cleaned her eyes & applied ophthalmic antibiotic ointment daily, but it’s not resolving. Please help!
  2. KarateHorse

    KarateHorse Chirping

    Oct 13, 2016
    I don't know much about respiratory infections but you might want to try Tylan from Tractor Supply. I'm mainly bumping this post for you so maybe someone else can help more.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    My she looks like she feels pretty bad from the pictures. Do she have a bad odor around the face? She probably has a respiratory disease that is causing conjunctivitis and a sinus infection. Usually that affects one eye in the beginning, and can spread to the other. Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) or coryza can be some of the ones that cause this. The symptoms may respond to an antibiotic such as Tylan50 injectable. I would give it orally 0.2 ml per pound 2-3 times a day for 5 days. Also get some Terramycin eye ointment and put a small dab in each eye twice a day. These diseases make her a carrier for life, and symptomms can come back again whenever she is stressed.

    Make sure that she drinks water well, and some chicken vitamins for aweek or so may help her. Does your food have probiotics? If not give her some or a tsp a day of plain yogurt for some. Feed stores, such as TSC sometimes sell packets of probiotic powder in the dog medicine aisle.

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