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What to do for Bubblely eyes??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MakNat, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    I noticed a couple of my birds have bubbles coming out of thier eyes. And one hen has a swollen eye. Not shut, it looks like her lower lid is being pulled down and the inside lid is swollen. What is this and how can I help them??

  2. chiknlady

    chiknlady Songster

    May 12, 2008
    SE PA
    There is an ointment you need--Terramyacin (sp) it sounds like you have an eye infection starting. You can pick it up at TS or Agways or any supplier who has birds or poultry supplies. As a last resort--Pet store or a Vet might sell you some. The ointment needs to be rubbed on the eyes. There is also a form of terramyacin that goes in their water--but you don't want to medicate anyone who might not be sick....

    I hope this helps
  3. songbird

    songbird In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2009
    New England
    Are the eyes crusting with discharge? Mycoplasma is a very contagious infection (yes, treated often with terramycin ointment in the eyes, as someone else said). It will usually resolve but you have to be careful that they continue to eat and drink, because while their eyes are swollen, it's hard for them to see and get around as well.
  4. maymiegirl

    maymiegirl Songster

    Jul 27, 2008
    This is very important. Listen to your birds when they are at roost. Do you hear gurgling or labored breathing? Look at all the birds. Do any have eyes pasted shut? Check their nostrils also. Are any of their nostrils black in color? Did you add any new birds to your flock within the last few months? Any change in droppings such as watery with white, reddish-orange in the center, runny brown to runny black. Are some standing with ruffled feathers as if they are cold, listless? Have any stopped drinking but still eat?

    Are your birds free-ranging. Are any from a hatchery?

    Have you lost any birds yet? In other words have any died suddenly?
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Does the terramyacin work for a bird who has an infected eye due to fighting? In this case would the infection be nearly as contagious?

    Here's hoping I can find the stuff at the pet store - my feed store is closed on the weekends.

    I do have some sulmet if that would work?
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:You can also use Vet RX. I had a couple of birds do that a month or 2 back. I treated them with Vet RX and it cleared right up.
  7. Quote:Never used Sulmet, but Terramycin is the prescribed eye treatment. Pet store may have it.....Pop

  8. Swollen sinuses and frothy eye discharge are classic mycoplasma symptoms.

    I treated my BO with Tylan soluble, both using it as a eye/face wash and in her drinking water. She was pretty bad - gave up eating and drinking and just stood around feeling awful - and she was looking 99% better after five days of treatment.

    Two days further on (off the antibiotics) and she's still looking good, eating heartily, and today she laid her very first egg! [​IMG]

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