Swollen Eyes on Chickens, Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coonriver, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Noticed today that 3 out of about 40 chickens have swollen eyes,the worst one seems like she cant see at all and the others are just swollen so far.any ideas what it could be.Thanks! Mike
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Generally swollen eyes indicates upper respiratory Infection. Right away get all of your chickens on antibiotics. You may have a chance to pull all of them through this. Good luck
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  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Are there any other symptoms like bubbly eyes, sneezing, wheezing??? If so, then antibiotics are surely the way to go...Duramycin in their water for a few days...if that doesn't help you may have to go with something stronger like Tylan 50. However, just check to make sure they just didn't get stung or something....maybe they might have found an underground beehive.
     

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