swollen eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rilo2, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. rilo2

    rilo2 New Egg

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    Can anyone tell me what may be wrong with my hen? Her eye is swollen, mostly by the corner and above. She can't close her eye. No scratch that I can see, and it isn't watering. She is in a coop with 4 other hens. My thoughts were that she got pecked by one and it got infected. Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Can you see any peck marks on the eye? Has she been picked on lately? Usually a swollen eye can mean a respiratory infections such as mycoplasma G. (also called CRD) or coryza. These are infectious and cause chickens to become carriers as well as the others exposed to them. I would watch for a bad odor, nasal or eye drainage, cough/sneeze, or bubbles in the eye. Here is a list of common diseases with the two I mentioned, plus symptoms and treatments: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     

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