Swollen Eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Parsnip, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Parsnip

    Parsnip In the Brooder

    Feb 8, 2009
    Can anyone help?
    I have a dozen leghorns to which I intoduced 5 welsummers a week ago. After a day or so all were getting on okay. However after a couple of days I noticed one of my leghorns looked like it had done a coupke of rounds with Mike Tyson. One of her eyes was closed and the bottom lid was very swollen. I initially thought it was injury from pecking after intoducing the welsummers but today I noriced 2 or 3 others have similar symptoms. The first birds eye is now open although there is still some swelling but she is generally well. There is no obvious breathing problems but I think it could be an infection brought in by the welsummers. They are 23 week old pullets in first class condition and totally healthy.
    I have had a drop in eggs buts its now getting late in the year and the introduction of the new birds are probably involved as well.
    Has any one else seen this. I have never brought birds in before always rearing a few chicks from eggs bought in. My flock has been very healthy before so I am worried I have introduced a nasty.
  2. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Songster

    May 2, 2009
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Sounds like the welsummers may have brought something in.

    Are there any other symptoms other than swollen eyes and possibly a drop in egg production? Is there a decrease in appetite? What does their poop look like? Is there any kind of nasal discharge? Coughing? Sneezing?

    This link might help:

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