Chicken eye infection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emilyandbj, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. emilyandbj

    emilyandbj Just Hatched

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    Hello
    One of my white leghorn chickens has some black pussy stuff around her eye. I just noticed it this morning. Please let me know if you can give me any advice
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    emilyandbj Just Hatched

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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I was the one who answered you on another older thread today. It appears to be from pecking, but she has a little infection in her eye I think. Fowl pox could also be the problem, but it looks more like pecking. I would rinse the white any drainage out of the eye with saline or water, and even a warm wet compress to the eye for several minutes might help. Then apply some Terramycin eye ointment (from a feed store--ask the clerk for it) or some plain neosporin triple antibiotic ointment to the eye twice a day. Do you have mosquitoes present at this time? Has she been picked on by the others at all? Are you seeing any other symptoms of a respiratory nature, such as sneezing, wheezing, or nasal drainage? Below are some pictures of fowl pox compared with pecking marks:

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