What is going on??? (Eye injury?)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LN2008, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. LN2008

    LN2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't get the uploader on here to load my photos so please click the links.

    One of my girls has a swollen looking eye. She acts fine otherwise, almost like nothing is wrong. What is it???

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    Thanks
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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  3. katie4

    katie4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Your hen looks like an older pullet or a mature hen. If there's no discharge it can be infectious laryngotrachetisis (common respiratory disease) influenza (rare), or Marek's disease (common). This is all according to my "Chicken Health Handbook" by Gail Damerow.

    I'd isolate her so that if she has something contagious it is caught early and so that it doesn't spread to your other birds.

    Good luck with treating your hen.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    She may just have an irritation. My mom used to use a warm soaked chamomile tea bag as a compress.
    If it were an illness, I personally look for 3 or more symptoms that point towards something. Not just one.
    Poor baby!
     

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