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

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    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

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    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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