chicken pecked baby turkeys eye out HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TwistedTurkey, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. TwistedTurkey

    TwistedTurkey New Egg

    Jun 1, 2016
    my 5 week old turkey pout got attacked by my evil attacking rooster a couple of days ago. I kicked him and told him to stop. Today i was out side and saw Garfield (they turkey poult) sitting down and i looked at him and saw blood all over the right side of his face and it appears that he no longer has a eye ball. Please help
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Bring the turkey poult inside in a crate. Wash his eye with saline or water, then dry it, and have a look. Apply some Terramycin eye ointment, Vetericyn eye gel or eye wash, or plain bacitracin or neosporin ointment to the eye twice a day. Many times with eye injuries, the eye can still be intact, but it may be hard to tell for a few days. If there is crusty drainage, you may need to repeat the saline wash. Let us know how he gets along.

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