Chickens with swollen eyes

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6 months 2 weeks ago #559245 by CheetoFactor
Hi all, this month I moved to a new place and inherited 10 chicks and a rooster.

One of the chickens has had a swollen eye since I moved in and has a fair bit of poo stuck in her rear end feathers.

Yesterday I noticed another chicken's eyes was starting to swell too, and today it was worse.

I have attached some pics. Any ideas what could be wrong with them? Will probably have to call the vet but cash is a bit tight after moving in costs.

  
 
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6 months 2 weeks ago #559247 by tonybaker
Dr Google says Foamy eyes, swollen eyelids. Eye discharge may be seen on their face or feathers and may have a smellTo chickens mycoplasmosis and its symptoms is equivalent to a bad common cold. Mycoplasmosis refers to bacteria-like pathogens, of 17 in total, two mycoplasma are infectious to backyard chickens. These are the Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) and M. synoviae (MS )Essentially, it is a respiratory illness that gives your hens a general unwell feeling with blocked sinuses, sneezing and the occasional cough.Just like the common cold, mycoplasmosis spreads quickly with a high rate of infection. Luckily however, the mortality rate is low. Nevertheless, if your poultry are under stress or is also infected with e.coli or bronchitis then this "common cold" could quickly become a more serious infection

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6 months 1 week ago #559251 by sugarpie
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Swollen eyes and dirty feathers can be due to infections or mites. Try cleaning the eyes and improving their coop hygiene. If it doesn't get better, consult a vet when you can.

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6 months 4 days ago #559272 by smudge
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I would euthanise them if you can't get a professional opinion

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6 months 4 days ago #559273 by smudge
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You have two of them with that condition. I would guess it is contagious

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