two sneezing weezing silkies with runny eyes! help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leahp5, May 10, 2009.

  1. leahp5

    leahp5 New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    May 10, 2009
    i'm a very new chicken keeper.. (today marks 1 week!)
    and my two silkies (the other two are red sex link) are not well.
    the first started sneezing a couple days ago and one eye shut. now both eyes are gunked up (i cleaned them with warm water so she could open again).
    neither hen has a voice, they cough and wheez. they seem to eat a little but not much.
    i'm not certain of their age but they have not yet given me an egg. and i purchased them as ready to lay pullets...

    any advice would be soooo helpfull.
    thankyou
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    34,028
    453
    448
    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    [​IMG]

    There is no simple answer. Chickens can get several chronic respiratory conditions. Here is a link to get you familiar with the topic:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=15239-external-symptoms

    They may have had some sort of problem for a long time. It is possible just the stress of the move brought on some symptoms, just as the stress of the move could delay or interrupt laying.

    You might want to consider taking them back. I hope this turns out OK for you.

    Good luck!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 10, 2009

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by