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Throat and Eye Concern

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hawkeyext, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. hawkeyext

    hawkeyext Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I noticed one of my 1 year old hens acting funny yesterday. When I put out some water several hens ran up and drank, and this one perched herself on the bowl and started to breathe funny. Attached is a video.

    The corner of her eye also looked watery. Almost as if there were several tiny bubbles in it.

    Has anyone encountered either of these things?

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It is somewhat common in winter when people tend to close up the coop because of cold.
    Make sure the ventilation is just as good in winter as summer.
     
  3. hawkeyext

    hawkeyext Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It looks like she might have something she is trying to get out of her throat. Sometimes those signs can be early symptoms of a respiratory disease, but I would just keep a watch out for nasal secretions, sneezing or coughing, or wheezing which can be other signs. Some diseases are caused by viruses, bacteria, or from molds. As ChickenCanoe said, make sure the coop ventilation is good overhead, and that the bedding is dry and not dusty. I have seen eye bubbles that go away during very cold weather. If you notice swelling or thick drainage, I would seek vet care.
     

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