This is post #3 of Cornelia's eye issues. Its been at least 7 days since my first post when her eye was all gooey and then crusted shut. It is SLOWLY opening. This is after a week of rinsing with saline and triple antibiotic ointment. The third lid is still soo swollen and I can barely see the eyeball. She seems happier, is eating and drinking, tail up, taking dust baths and doesn't smell like death any more. Thats all great and improving but now I can see a little more of the third lid on the other eye so I put some Vetricyn (sp?) as a preventative measure but then started to see a real small wiggling thing in the eye. Now I'm worried about worms- I tried to get it out with a qtip but then stopped seeing it. I am so worried about my girl. She's all on her own in her pen and seems ok except for scratching her eyes. I have searched these forums up and down. There are no cockroaches in her pen or around her. How long do these eye infections last?
-Worried Chicken Momma