swollen eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cubalaya, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. cubalaya

    cubalaya Crowing

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    i have a couple of hens that have swollen eyes and acting weak. they keep closing their eyes and nodding their heads. what is this and what can i treat them with?
     
  2. chickensioux

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    Read up on Coryza online under common poultry diseases. Swollen eyes is a symptom. good luck...
     
  3. cubalaya

    cubalaya Crowing

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    i dont smell any foul smell which is a symptom of coryza. is there a cheap antibiotic i could put in their water? what about DE?
     
  4. purpletree23

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    Sounds like they have an upper respiratory infection. Is there a feed store near you? When this happened to me I purchased a package ( store employees helped me) of tetracycline powder. Cost $4.99. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of the powder in gallon of water and treat the whole flock. Mix a new gallon everyday for 10 days. Keep the hens warm and quiet and get up their appetites with scrambled egg or fruit treats if they seem dehydrated. I washed out their eyes with a contact lens storage solution and a cotton ball. This seemed to sooth them and they opened them a little. The contact lens solution has germ fighters. Make sure they drink and eat even if you have to use a dropper to gently get a little of the medicated water in.
     
  5. purpletree23

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    Sounds like they have an upper respiratory infection. Is there a feed store near you? When this happened to me I purchased a package ( store employees helped me) of tetracycline powder. Cost $4.99. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of the powder in gallon of water and treat the whole flock. Mix a new gallon everyday for 10 days. Keep the hens warm and quiet and get up their appetites with scrambled egg or fruit treats if they seem dehydrated. I washed out their eyes with a contact lens storage solution and a cotton ball. This seemed to sooth them and they opened them a little. The contact lens solution has germ fighters. Make sure they drink and eat even if you have to use a dropper to gently get a little of the medicated water in.
     
  6. cubalaya

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    thanks, i will try it
     
  7. cubalaya

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    when is it safe to eat the eggs after they have been on antibiotic?
     

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