What is wrong with her? **pics**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by igotchickens, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. igotchickens

    igotchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys, please help! I posted this a few days ago and only got one reply!! Please help!! I did do a search but couldn't find a clear way to handle this problem.

    My pullet has a bubbly eye, only her left eye seems to be affected. The membrane looks a tiny bit swollen too. She is eating and drinking normally, is not lethargic and isn't exhibiting any behaviors that look different than any of my healthy hens. Nose and throat also look normal and I haven't noticed any sneezing. Poop is also fine. I've never had a sick hen before but she seems fine other than the eye thing. What do you guys think and how to treat? I've been treating with saline rinse and terramycin ointment 2 times a day, but it's not getting any better (5 days of treatment so far). In case anyone is wondering, no she doesn't smell terrible, so its' not Coryza.

    Here are some pics, the last one is a picture of her blinking, I decided to add it in case the membrane looks abnormal to you... Please help! Thank you

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  2. Hillary and friend's eggs

    Hillary and friend's eggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm..well that doesn't look very good..[​IMG]

    I don't know what it's called, and I don't THINK it's fatal or anything, but I had a fish with a similar problem, some medicine from the pet store cleared it up. I think if you go to a vet, IF you want to take a chicken to the vet, he might have some medicine for the problem. If not, It looks like something a surgery could clear up.

    Like I said I don't think the chicken will die or anything, but if you could take her to a vet, I am near positive they could fix it. If you got it fixed, it would make her eyesight and overall appearance better. But this is if you want to take a chicken to a vet..I don't think home remedies will help on this one. Don't feel crazy if you take your chicken to the vet, I do without a second thought when one of my babies is injured! [​IMG]

    Well I hope this helps, and keep me updated![​IMG]
     
  3. john in wa

    john in wa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could this be pink eye?
     
  4. chickens egg me on

    chickens egg me on Out Of The Brooder

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    I notice there is what appears to be a black or dark red dot just outside of the eye to the left in the picture. Is that an injury?
     
  5. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. igotchickens

    igotchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken eggs on me - its dark now but in the morning I'll check out that dark spot. I never even noticed that!

    Ema - I'm confused. How does it look and sound like Coryza? There is no sneezing, wheezing, breathing open mouthed, no nasal discharge OR swelling of the face. I had posted that initially as well as mentioning the fact that she doesn't stink. Also, no diarrhea, so what would make you diagnose it as Coryza? The only symptom of Coryza she has is the bubbles, which could mean many things... please let me know if you've had this issue with your own chickens and/or if there's anything you see in the pic that makes you think that so I can treat appropriately.
     
  7. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she possibly have worms? Many people do check their birds eyes.
     
  8. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oops sorry I sent you the wrong link.....I will look for the one I was going to send you...I was copying the coryza one for my own personal files.

    the one I wanted to send you was an eye infection caused from an eye injury such as being pecked or running into something sharp like chicken wire etc....I just happened to notice the black spot on your hens eye and typed in eye infection.

    anyhow I did find another one earlier that sort of looks like yours but I don't think the OP ever got any help figuring it out. here is the link to that one maybe you could pm the OP

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=69766
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Looks to me like a reaction to a peck mark just forward of her eye. That would be a best case scenario.
     
  10. igotchickens

    igotchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Ema and all for the optimistic diagnosis! I will definitely check it out first thing in the morning. I wonder why I had never noticed it before.
     

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