wheezing chicken & whites of eyes red

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lisa202, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 6 year old EE bantam, who last night started wheezing loudly. I separated her, gave her bread soaked in Olive oil (which she didn't eat until this morning) and the wheezing stopped (it had stopped last night when I checked on her late). She seems okay except that her face looks redder than normal and upon looking closer have noticed that the whites of her eyes are red.

    There are no other symptoms; nasal discharge, swollen face or labored/noisy breathing. I want to put her back out with the others, but I'm not sure if this could be something infectious.

    Any ideas?


    Edit: It's actually the yellow part of her eyes.
     
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  2. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: I took pics to show you, but as you can see in each photo, the red seemed to be going away...as I was taking the pictures. Now, her eye is back to being yellow, so I'm guessing that maybe she coughed something up and, like people, can have a blood vessel rupture in their eyes? Interesting.

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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    I would keep an eye on her. They can get larger pieces of food or an object stuck partially in the airway. You may be right about the eye color change, but watch it. Some diseases can cause a color change of the iris. Does she seem to be breathing better?
     
  4. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her breathing was back to normal this morning. It was weird...her eyes were red and then they just slowly went back to yellow.
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    That is interesting. You may be onto something--she may have been coughing so hard that her eyes changed color. I've never seen or heard about that.
     

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