Do you see any worms in your Silkies eye? Eyeworm are thin, white in color and no more than 1/8 inch long. Take a close look in the corners of the eye too. If you dont see the worm(s,) most likely it's a respiratory disease of some sort.
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his other eye lid is covering 95% of his eye, but in the corner I see something white. When I got him and his brother as a very small chick, they each had an eye infection in one eye. I got medicine from the person I got them from and I treated it, it didn't go away, I got medicine from my vet, it still didn't go away, never spread to other eyes or to any other chickens, I went back to vet and got more antibiotics oral and eye drops that were antibitics, and after 2 rounds of oral antibiotics with eye antibiotics it got some better. Vet said it would probably never go away completely and would keep recurring. The one Silkie died. This one has made it and been healthy and happy and occasionally I have to get a wet cotton ball and wipe his eye. But this is the worst it has ever been. It has had yellowish discharge and I have been cleaning his eye 3 or 4 times a day. He is eating and drinking, and pooping and acts fine other than his eye is awful looking. It is starting to bulge out! It's freaking me out! I don't believe he can see anything out of that one eye. I have a vet appt today at 4:00pm. I will let you know what she says. But oh my gosh, I am afraid the eyeball needs to be removed. I had never heard of an eye worm before.
It might be possible your silkie scratched her eye and had feces on her toenails infecting the eye with staph or ecoli bacteria. If it's a respiratory disease, your vet is correct, it'll never go away and could make your silkie a carrier of whatever disease it is.
Anyway, let us know what your vet says. Thanks.
EYE INFECTION BEHIND THE EYE. HE HAS HAD IT SINCE I GOT HIM AS A FEW DAYS OLD CHICK. HIS BROTHER HAD IT TOO, AND I TOOK HIM TO THE VET BEFORE AND SPENT $300.00 AND RAN ALL KINDS OF BLOOD WORK AND LAB TESTS. IT WAS E-COLI. BOTH CHICKS WERE HATCHED IN INCUBATOR AND IN A BROODER TOGETHER. THE BROTHER DIED AT ABOUT 6 MONTHS OLD. THIS ONE WAS ABOUT A YEAR OLD. BOTH SILKIE ROOSTERS.