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    • CommentAuthorMark
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2010 4:17pm (Aug 15th 2010)
     
    Hi All, said I'd be back didn't I?!
    I have just noticed one of my Choocks with foamy eyes, any ideas? I have wiped them clean with a damp kitchen towel but it looks like it is starting to come back. She seems fine otherwise eating and drinking as usual but the foam is obviously bothering her causing her to shake her head and scratch quite alot. I have only had her two weeks and she had been perfectly fine until now.
    It's so upsetting when they're not 100%.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2010 6:39pm (Aug 15th 2010)
     
    Hi Mark, Foamy eyes is a symptom of CRD (Chronic Respiratory Disease) and is not curable. It can be treated with Tylan, erythomycin or gallimycin.
    When it's present in a bird, it can be triggered by stress which likely made it appear in this bird because of the move to a new home. The person you bought him from may or may not have known that this bird had CRD but you might want to decide whether or not to keep him. It spreads slowly but, it will spread to any other chickens you have Sorry it is not better news.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2010 6:56pm (Aug 15th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hey there!

    It could be CRD, especially looks that way because she 'developed' it. I'd suggest taking her to the vet and discussing your options. Keep her separated from any other chickens, too, and watch them for any symptoms.

    One of our chicks that we hatched had a bubbly eye, and he was perfectly healthy - he was just born that way! Milly used to peck the bubbles off his eye and eat it :ack2: