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  • Joined Apr 2024
chicken's eyes are cloudy and crusty
« on: April 26, 2024, 03:35:22 am »
My chicken's eyes are cloudy and crusty. Please tell me what's wrong with it and a reasonable treatment method. Thanks in advance!


  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: chicken's eyes are cloudy and crusty
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2024, 11:47:28 am »
First thing to do is separate her from all the others and observe bio-security rules. It may be contagious? The only reference I can find in my poultry books associated with cloudy eyes is to Mareks, but there is no mention of crustiness with it which could be just a bacterial infection. If it is simply a localised eye infection your vet will give you antibiotics. There is no alternative to vet treatment and it needs to be quick- today if possible.


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Re: chicken's eyes are cloudy and crusty
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2024, 12:18:44 pm »
If you haven't managed to get to the vet yet, use the same treatment you would for a child

Cool boiled water, sterile pad dipped in it, wipe from the corner out once, change the pad or turn it to a clean bit and repeat - to remove pus, crustiness etc.

I had to do this with a quail, and their eyes are tiny.  Didn't need the vet - it was just dust from their bedding that had got encrusted
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