Bantam hen with possible impact injury to head/eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KLyday, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. KLyday

    KLyday New Egg

    Feb 13, 2012
    Found her with swollen lump on one side of head, completely surrounding right eye.
    Very little blood... looks more like an abrasion... maybe a fall -- impact injury?
    Flushing daily with warm water, treating with Vetericyn antibacterial, plus terramycin in the eye (gently separating swollen lids to administer). Some discharge has occurred but not enough to reduce overall swelling.
    Need suggestions for ways to keep her eating... her beak seems to be giving her trouble (maybe from internal swelling?) Drinks water just fine. Today is day 6 following injury.
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Since she can drink... could you mash up her food in water really well, maybe add in some canned cat food as well for extra protein. Runny as possible without watering it down TOO much. Might want to add vitamins and electrolytes too. That's pretty much all I can think of!

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