Sick Chicken

We have a sick chicken, Jasmine’s left eye has been swollen for a couple of days .  My wife and I have been watching it and this morning it looked worse to me.  So, from what my wife read on backyardchickens.com we decided to separate her from the flock.  We had picked up a large used dog crate at the Holliston High School Seniors Yard Sale last year just for this purpose.

Jasmine is back in the big house, in the kitchen, all by herself.  Now we wait and watch.  She seems normal.

the slammer in the big house 6/4/13

the slammer in the big house 6/4/13

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Jasmine's good eye 6/4/13

Jasmine’s good eye 6/4/13

Jasmine's other eye 6/4/13

Jasmine’s other eye 6/4/13

We did enjoy having her company for lunch.  I’m afraid my wife will like this and give them turns visiting the big house.  Jack and the rest of the ladies were outside and I knew Jasmine could hear Jack.  I wonder what she is thinking.

Ed

 

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5 comments
  1. Poor Jasmine! Any idea what it is? An infection? A bug bite? An allergic reaction? Do you have Storey’s Raising Chickens? I have it, I will have a look and see if it is mentioned. Good luck. Patti

    • Yes, we have ideas, it could be a bug bite/sting, an infection or an allergic reaction. We separated her from the flock in case it is infectious. She has settled into the cardboard box for the night and we wait. You have a kind heart Patti.
      Ed

  2. Nothing mentioned about swollen eyes. Sorry.

    • Thanks, it worked quite well. Worked. past-tense, up-date to follow.
      Ed

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