WHAT is going on here? closed eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Blarneyeggs, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is one of our favs! does anyone know what the story with her eye could be?

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    She is 10 months old Black English Orp, weight seems good. Her comb and wattle were pale last week so I wormed that coop with Wazine, haven't given second treatment yet. I noticed her eyes like this about 10 days ago, but then she had them opened and I thought, 'well, that was weird'. yesterday I put triple antibiotic ointment on the eye that looked the worst, still thinking, things were ok. but now the other chooks are picking on her, she didn't come out of the coop to eat this morning and was completely covered in poo from sleeping UNDER the roost. I've brought her in the basement, bathed the poo off of her and don't know what to do next.


    I did process her hatch buddy and number one roo and friend about 3 weeks ago. (is she more suseptable to whatever since she's stressed?) Did she cry her eyes this way from missing her man?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    There is such a thing as eyeworm, but if the others are picking on her, I would think the most likely cause is that she was pecked. I am concerned, though, about her pale comb and wattles. I hope the Wazine resolves this. Wazine of course only treats one worm. To get most all of them, Valbazen is my choice. It does cost about $40 and most people have to order it online or by phone. Jefferslivestock is a good source. Even Amazon carries it.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...o-still-seeing-live-worms-in-poo#post_9315842

    http://healthybirds.umd.edu/Disease/Deworming Birds.pdf

    Valbazen will treat eyeworm. Here's a post by Dawg53, who knows a LOT about worms:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/678615/eye-worms-help-me-please#post_9167317
     

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