- Sep 23, 2013
We've owned chickens for a little over 2 years but I pretty much know nothing about them. Having chickens was my husbands idea. Our neighbor has a boarder who has a german shepherd pup. She attacked one of our hens. The hens eye swelled up shut and my husband was convinced she lost her eye. I kept wanting to try to doctor her and he kept insisting that chickens are different and that she would heal herself. This happened about 10 days ago. So, while he was gone to the store yesterday, I decided to doctor the hen by myself. HA Her eye has been swelled shut for 10 days and I felt sorry for her. Anyway, I got a warm towel and wiped her eye. It opened up and a ball of puss came out. It was gross but you could just see the relief on the poor things face. Anyway, I cleaned it up good. Her eye is still in the socket and everything, but she is clearly blind. I left her alone for fear of stressing her out too much. Later in the day, I went back and wiped with the warm towel again and just a tiny amount of puss was in it. I shot it real good with Opthalmic Vetericyn. This morning all of the swelling is gone. Her eye was still like matted shut, which I will take care of again when I get home but it looks better. Is there anything I can do for her?