weird bubbly stuff in eye

Chickenlover0810

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i have a lavender orpington and today i recently noticed that it had white bubbly stuff in her left eye, what is it and is it serious???
 

Soy Milano

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It might be an early sign of a respiratory infection of sorts. I would keep a close eye on it.
 

Eggcessive

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Bubbles in an eye can be an early sign of Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (MG, CRD.) Some strains may be less secere, but some symptoms that one may see can be pinkeye, swelling around the eye or in the face from sinus infection, crackles during breathing, sneeze, cough, and nasal drainage. An eye injury or peck might just cause the eye bubbles, so look for other symptoms. Eyes may be cleaned, and then an antibiotic ointment such as Terramycin from feed stores, or Vetericyn eye gel may be used in the eye twice a day. If one of those are not available, plain Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic can be used as well. Antibiotics, such as Tylan or oxytetracycline can treat symptoms of MG or CRD, but the chicken can remain a carrier for life. MG can be passed by other chickens or birds, and can pass through hatching eggs. Here is some reading:
https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/poultry/FS-1008 Recognizing and Preventing Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) Infecti....pdf

https://www.freedomrangerhatchery.com/blog/protecting-your-flock-what-you-need-to-know-about-mg-ms/
 

CalBickieMomma

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My chickens are going through the same thing right now (some have bubbly eyes, one has some liquidy stuff coming up into her mouth - not too much - and I noticed a few had swollen sinuses). I think it’s a combo of a minor mite issue mixed with a sudden change in the weather (we had relatively warm weather and then suddenly it got cold and rainy - this is the first rain most of them has seen) that has them a bit stressed. Only about four out of my ten are sick, and so far everyone is still eating and drinking normally and laying eggs with no lethargy.

I assume it’s Mycoplasma based on the symptoms, and have been adding Nutridrench to their water and keeping an eye on them. Noticed it in my roo, first, and thought he had an eye injury so I gave him some Terramycin (Terramycin is awesome, by the way).

So far, they are doing okay - not getting worse, with a few getting better and so far no one else is showing symptoms (fingers crossed). Hope yours heals up soon!
 

Chickenlover0810

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My chickens are going through the same thing right now (some have bubbly eyes, one has some liquidy stuff coming up into her mouth - not too much - and I noticed a few had swollen sinuses). I think it’s a combo of a minor mite issue mixed with a sudden change in the weather (we had relatively warm weather and then suddenly it got cold and rainy - this is the first rain most of them has seen) that has them a bit stressed. Only about four out of my ten are sick, and so far everyone is still eating and drinking normally and laying eggs with no lethargy.

I assume it’s Mycoplasma based on the symptoms, and have been adding Nutridrench to their water and keeping an eye on them. Noticed it in my roo, first, and thought he had an eye injury so I gave him some Terramycin (Terramycin is awesome, by the way).

So far, they are doing okay - not getting worse, with a few getting better and so far no one else is showing symptoms (fingers crossed). Hope yours heals up soon!
Thanks:goodpost:
 

Chickenlover0810

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so 3 nights ago the chicken with a bubbly eye died:(
she was acting very lethargic and she would not eat or drink, she had very green poo all stuck on her bottom. I brought her in that night to quarantine her and clean her up, I gave her chicken probiotics and apple cider vinegar(to boost her system) I went to bed and my sister got home from work around 10:00 - 11:00 and she had died, we didn't do an autopsy but can you think of any reason why she died and if we figure out why she died could the other flock die???

thanks in advance!!!:)
 

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Sorry for your loss. She probably had mycoplasma (MG,) and could have had complications from that. It would have been good if you have kept the body cold, and sent it in the your state vet for a necropsy. If you should lose another, that is what I would do. That way, you would know what respiratory disease and anything else that might be wrong. Here is a list of state vets to contact:
https://www.metzerfarms.com/PoultryLabs.cfm
 
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