swollen eyes with discharge? i'm new to this what do i do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckdan34, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. duckdan34

    duckdan34 New Egg

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    a few of my chickens have swollen eyes with a discharge. looks like a human eye cold almost. my husband and i are new to raising chickens and ducks so i really don't know what to do. And for some reason my hens aren't layng any eggs. has anyone had a similar experiance? if so what should i do?
     
  2. Bumping this post back up to the top.Sorry I can't help more. Welcome to BYC
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Hey duckdan. Sounds like you could have a few different things... BUT what you need to do is get them started on antibiotics ASAP. You should be able to get tylan 50 from Tractor Supply or Family Farm and Home. You will need a needle for breast injection. If you can't do breast, you can do orally. 1/2cc for 7-10 days for standard birds, and 1/4cc for banties.
     
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wipe their eyes out with baby wipes and dribble some of the Tylan into the infected eye as well as giving them shots of it.

    This clears them up quickly as I have dealt with this with turkeys recently.
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you noticed any smell from the discharge? If there is a foul smell you may be dealing with Coryza.... there are many people on this site that can help you further... try DAWG - whatever the issue is you should isolate any birds that show signs of illness.

    I wish you luck!

    Suzie
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't see any symptoms of fowl pox also do you? Sometimes this happens with some strains of fowl pox. What kind of chickens do you have? Mine are not laying much right now due to molting.
     

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