Why is my pullet's eye closed?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gossie, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Gossie

    Gossie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2015
    I walked into my coop yesterday to find my red sex link pullet, Sunny, with her eye closed. It's only her right eye. She opens it occasionally for a few seconds at a time, but then she closes it again. When it's open, it looks normal. What's wrong with her?
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I've seen one of my Wyandotte hens do this occasionally, with no problem. However, it is more likely that your hen has a mild injury to her eye (or near her eye), or she is developing a respiratory disease. I would consider isolating her, observing her for further symptoms, and possibly getting some antibiotics (like Tylan or Terramycin) to treat her with.

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