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Help! Hard white substance inside chickens eye

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My cream legbar hen has a hard white substance in its eyelid, as you can see in the picture. My two chickens are my pets and I am so worried about them!
I tried to squeeze it out and then found out that it is hard and actually looks like it is growing out of its eye which has caused a lot of swelling. Also, it appeared after about a weekend. You will not believe the amount of research I have put into this so please if you have any suggestions to what it is and how I can help her please tell me.
Thank you so much
Kind regards
Kai
post #2 of 5

The hard white stuff is chicken puss. It's different from mammal puss in that it's more cheese-like... hard ricotta, even.

 

You've got to get that stuff out of there to see what you've got going on. If you can do a warm saline compress on her eye to soften it, that would be ideal. Grab a pair of tweezers and see how much you can get out. It may take a few sessions depending on how much your mama can handle. If you don't get it all in one go, give her and yourself a break and try again later.

 

She will ultimately be relieved to have that out of there, but getting to that part may be a little harrowing for everyone.

 

I'd guess she got pecked and it started a little infection.

 

See how much of that stuff you can get out and keep us posted!!

 

MrsB

Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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post #3 of 5

Also, :welcome!!!

 

MrsB

Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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Thankyou for your help I will do tomorrow
post #5 of 5
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I just took my chicken to the vet who thought it was a tumour and had her put down, this is a great loss for me and I am really upset. Here is how she looked before she went to the vets

You cannot clearly see but she had a massive swollen eye and some watery discharge. It most of all the gap between the two eyelids was very slim and here eye looked like a golf ball on the side of her face.
Was the vet right to put her down?
Thankyou
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