I'm no stranger to eye scratches/infections. Ive had PLENTY of chickens go through them. What i was wondering, though, is what anyone thinks of this guy: I just got him from the store. He had no tail feathers but i knew he wasnt rumpless because i could see stubs of feathers down there. However the balding did let me see that his whole nether region was the color and texture of his comb. Over the next few days his eyes began to swell, get bubbly, and he became slightly lethargic. I know when you take pictures of dogs and cats and the reflection from the inside of their eyes is the color of his something is wrong, so i was a bit disconcerned. I tried irrigating his eyes with saline and nothing happened. Now he just roosts all day and sleeps. His comb and wattles are getting pale and black on the extremities. He can barely open his eyes too. He still gets food and water and always has a full crop. Basically, i just need to know if he is gunna die or live, and if he has a contagious infection. In which case i would need to quell him. I cant risk my babies getting sick and dying. Another one of my roosters is experiencing a similar problem but only in one eye. I think thats just a scratch. thanks ahead for any help! **UPDATE** Today, this rooster suddenly plummeted downhill. After a downpour that lasted about a half hour i found him outside, on the ground, covered in flies. When i picked him up, he was still alive, but his neck was twisted and he couldn't stand. I decided it was his time, because i didn't want to see him suffer any more than he already was. After he was put to sleep, i preformed an autopsy. I determined his infection became septic and caused his body to shut down. The culprit was not a scratched eye, but a piece of pine shavings lodged behind his left eye which became inflammed, infected, spread, and caused sepsis. For future reference, does anyone know how to get a piece of shavings out of a chicken this has happened to?