Swollen eye in legbar

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IMG_0945.JPG 1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) - Cream legbar, less than one year, no weight loss

2) What is the behavior, exactly . - somewhat lethargic, swollen and weeping eye (see photo)
3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? First noticed this morning
4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?- no
5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. - no
6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. - no idea
7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. - just water and layers pellets. Some sesame seeds and mealworms
8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. - normal


I've noticed this morning that one of my three legbars has got a swollen and weepy eye. She has seemed a bit down today too - she is intermittently sleeping whilst the other two forage. I've attached photos of the normal eye and the bad eye.


Any ideas?
 

Glenda Heywoodo

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/…/two-hens-with-swollen-fac…
From BYC THIS IS PAGE 1 FROM THIS CONVERSATION.
Wildchicken posted
I have 2 hens that have a swollen face, only on one side, with a bubbly discharge from the eyes and a clear discharge from the nose that does not smell.

One hen is 6 months old, the other hen I'm not sure....at least 2 years.

We have them quarantined and I will be making a trip to TSC this afternoon for whatever is recommended by you guys.

Of course I have been reading all of the nasty things this could be.....and I was leaning towards Coryza but there is no odor.

THanks in advance!!

ETA: there are no other symptoms, no sneezing, coughing, etc and both are eating and drinking. We did last week treat the whole flock for lice (dusted with poultry dust) and gapeworms. Could it be possible that the dusting has caused this?

Glenda Heywood
it is eveident they have a respiratory disease ( some time called a cold which chicken can't get)
I would do this immediately

(1) call a vet and get a medication for respiratory disease.
(2) you need Vetrx (you can get it from amazon)
and it is used with the medication in the water 1 tsp per gallon of water
1/2 tsp Vetrx down the throat of the birds.
1 drop in each chickens eye to clear sinus's.

here is what to do if they do not have aureomycin
you can buy duramycin till you get a stronger medication from a supply house

and put two tsp of duramycin per gallon and vetrx also

THEY DEFINETLY DO NEED SOME ANTIBIOTICS TO GET THEM OVER THE RESPIRATORY DISEASE

also you didn't say if they had any blood in the droppings?

this if so could be coccidiosis

is the feed your giving them a new sack or has it been opened a long time?

feed over a month old which the tag would have the milling date on it

is generally lacking in vitamins

also you could put Vetrex on the head of all the chickens sick and under the wings and 1/2 tsp down the throat. Under the wings so they can breath at nite.
and 1 tsp per gallon of water
this is a herbal medication that does help with the repiratory disease

FOR you TO get this Vetrx Sold on Amazon

WHILE WAITING FOR THE NEW MEDS DO THIS

do this
now the
natural probiotic recipe is is:
THIS IS FOR ONE CHICKEN
IF FEEDING MORE CHICKENS MULTIPLY THE RECIPE TIMES AMT OF CHICKENS TREATED.
3 tbsp of dry crumbles
1 tsp Dry Flax Seed Meal
4 tbsp of milk, sweet, sour, or buttermilk or a mixture of all or some
1 tbsp of yoguart of non flavored yoguart ( no artificial sweetmer)
mix good
AFTER PUTTING vIT'S IN
PUT 1 TBSP OF APPLE SAUCE FOR THE WET MASH PROBIOTIC

NOW THE IMPORTANT INGRIEDIENT FOR EACH CHICKen FED
and add 1- 1000 mg of Vit E by cutting the end off the vit E capsule for each chickEN fed this wet mash. also a Selenium tablet crushed and put in wet mash.
putting it in the wet mash

FOR each chicken your treating
so for each chickEN use 2 tBsp of mixture and 1-1000 mg of Vit E,Vit B Complex and Selenium

and feed each chicken
3 tBsp full of the wet mash probiotic and what they will clean up in 20-30 minutes
then clean wet feeders and restock dry crumbles

do this twice a day for a week
then quit the Vit E make just the wet mash probiotic
then once a week for life

All the while after mdicating the birds use
do not use ACV with medication

2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar per gallon of the chicken water so their gut flora wil be regulated
they should have this at least 3-5 days a week
then three days aweek after they are over coccidiosis
the vit's are neccessary to clean up the damaged gut problem
take all the electrolytes out of the water
ALSO AFTER THE MEDICATION IS DONE FEED THIS AGAIN as time listed


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Glenda Heywoodo

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Since the hen has been with other hens I would feed the WET MASH PROBIOIC RECIPE to all the chickens
Also I would put the hen with the problem in a dog carrier in the garage while she is recovering.
And when making the wet mash probiotic recipe multiply the amount times the amount of hens you are feeding and feed the whole flock three times a week for two weeks.
Then once or twice a week for life of birds.
 
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