Hi everyone, I've been a frequent visitor to BYC, but just became a member today as I'm having an issue with one of my new pullets. She's a 14 week old barred rock and I've had her almost a week. She is the sweetest girl ever, constantly wants to be held and climbs up onto my shoulder when I sit on the bench in the chicken yard. A bit of an underdog, I've seen a few of my established hens picking at her. Today one of her eyes is swollen. Still open, but noticeably irritated. No drainage or pus at this point. The other eye is fine. I don't hear any respiratory issues. My first thought is that another bird pecked her in the affected eye, but I'm not sure. Could an abscess appear virtually overnight? I've read several posts on other sites that recommend washing the eye and applying neosporin ointment. What do y'all think? Thank you so much for your advice.