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White Growth on Eyes??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by springchicken10, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. springchicken10

    springchicken10 In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2013
    Hi Everybody. I have a black silkie hen, almost 5 years old. Two weeks ago I thought I saw that her nostrils were enlarged. Now there is a white growth covering each one and a white growth covering an eye. What is this? What can I do for her? She is lively and eats but I'm sure she can't see out of that one eye and it looks just terrible. Thanks!!!

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Can you post a picture of the nostrils and the eye? I have heard of chickens getting feed stuck to the nostrils and forming a cement like covering, causing them to breathe through the mouth. People have reported having to try water, peroxide, and oil to try to soften it, and using toothpicks to get it off. Chickens have a third eyelid or nictitating membrane which is white, that might be what you are seeing in the eye. Cataracts can be opaque.

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