White bubbles from eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Johnsonchicks, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Johnsonchicks

    Johnsonchicks New Egg

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    I went to check on my chickens this afternoon and found a hen that had a white discharge coming from one eye. Upon closer inspection I saw that it was bubbles or foam coming from around the eye ball.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you.
     
  2. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is usually the first sign of a repiratory infection. I would isolate her immediately. Listen to her breathing. Does she sound congested?
     
  3. RM44

    RM44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some sort of respiratory disease, most likely. When it happened to me it was MG. I've heard it happens with infectious coryza too.

    Have there been any other symptoms, like sneezing, runny or goopy nose, cough or rattling in the chest, listlessness, poor appetite, etc?
     
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    It does sound like MG. I'm not sure if you can get the bird tested...but if you can, I would suggest you do so.
     
  5. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With mine it was wet pox. We need more information to better help you. Please complete the following questions found in the second sticky under this topic.

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    6) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    7) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    8) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    9 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    10) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    11) Describe the housing/bedding in use
     
  6. Johnsonchicks

    Johnsonchicks New Egg

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    Quote:Hen house with 1 rooster, 8 other hens, and 2 guinea fowl. 2x2 open slat floor with hay bedding over it. It gets cold here in Maine. It was -1 last night. They seem to be fairing ok with the cold. The hen house seems to keep the wind out and they stay fairly warm.

    Thank you for any help you can offer
     
  7. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would isolate her and monitor her eating/drinking, behavior, poo, etc. When I noticed the bubbly eye in a few of my hens and recognized other respiratory symptoms I treated aggressively with Tylan-50 injectable. It was wet pox with my birds but I didn't lose any. Keep us posted if new symptoms develope. Look for lathargy, loss of appettite, unusual poo.

    God bless,
    Laura
     

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