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9 week old with eye injury (pic)...What to do, please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by srodems, May 25, 2010.

  1. srodems

    srodems Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    Ben Lomond, CA
    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    9 week old black sex link about 1.5 pounds

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    Behaving fine, we just notice eye injury.

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    Eye injury. Looks like she has torn some tissue in the inner part of her eyelid and it is floating in her eye.

    4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    See above.

    5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    Do not know, they were free ranging today, so it could have been anything.

    6) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    Seems to be eating and drinking fine. When I came home she was hanging out with her other sisters and eating and playing.

    7) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    don't know.

    8) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    Rinsed her eye with saline solution and put some Ciloxan ointment (human eye anti-biotic) in it.

    9 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    Do ourselves unless it gets bad, and then take to vet if necessary.

    10) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    Picture below

    11) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    currently they are in a segregated area in the run away from the bigger girls. In their area they have a rabbit cage where they spend the night with pine shavings.

    Please let me know if you think this is something other than trauma. If it is trauma (which we think it is) we are going to keep her in tonight and clean and re-apply the Ciloxan if necessary.

    Any Advice Welcome!

    Her name is nonsense and we love her very much![​IMG] Her name is not nonesense!

    Last edited: May 25, 2010
  2. srodems

    srodems Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    Ben Lomond, CA
    Please, anyone. The tissue floats around, but it still attached to inside her upper eyelid where it is torn. Should we dry to remove it? We are keeping her in today. Rinsed again with saline and put the antibiotic ointment into her eye.
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I would just keep putting the ointment in her eye. IMO I would not try to take that tissue out. You just don't know if it would do more damamge or not. Hope it starts looking better quickly!
  4. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Quote:I agree. If the tissue is dead, it will fall off on its own. If it's still healthy, it may reattach or pull up under the eyelid. If it's a human antibiotic (Rx) I wouldn't put very much on. Human eyes are much larger then chicken eyes, you don't want to overdo it.
  5. srodems

    srodems Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    Ben Lomond, CA
    Thank you both very much. I needed some affirmation that what I was doing was right and I was on the right track.


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