watery weepy bubbly eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickanina, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. chickanina

    chickanina Hatching

    Nov 18, 2007
    I am new here, but was told about this forum by my sister. We bought some mixed chickens, which really didn't look great, but we wormed them, de loused them, and have been feeding them well. Most are looking really great, with their feathers coming back, and more lively and engergetic.

    The problem I have noticed is that a couple had a closed eye, it thought maybe other chickens had pecked it.
    Now i see more chickens with the same thing. The eyes look really swollen and closed. Upon looking at them closer I see watery bubbles around the eye that isn't shut yet, and some more chickens that do not have their eyes closed, but have the watery bubbly look, and they don't look like they are thriving.

    Some chickens have a little sneeze, and I am wondering if this is pnuemonia, cold, or a disease. I have not mixed these chickens with my original laying hens.

    I was going to butcher some of these chickens for meat, and keep others that look good for layers, as I have no idea how old they are, but am quite hesitant to eat something that has a disease.

    I would sure appreciate someones ideas or thoughts.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sounds like a disease, don't know what kind it is though. Keep a close eye on your laying flock, as it may be transmittable by accident poo on the shoe or though the air even....
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Sounds like infection bronchitis. Go to the University of Fl. site edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044 if doesn't work, just type in chicken's watery eyes.
  4. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    With the bubbly eyes, and the birds being stressed before you got them, Along with the move and possible food change, I would say they have Mycoplasma Gallisepticum(Chronic Respiratory Disease) As most all chickens have this, It shows itself when they are stressed. A round of antibiotics will suppress it(Baytril,Tylan,Gallimycin or Lincomycin) Terramycin is useless in this case

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