Chicken with eye issue (PICS NOW ADDED)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bil, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Cottage Grove, OR
    I have a bird that is NOT a RIR (for some reason I remembered being one of the RIR's but when I just went out to close up for the night and take pictures I clearly saw it wasn't one of the RIR) that I noticed today is having some issues with her eyes. She is about 4 months old. One eye is swollen shut and the other eye looks like it is bulging open and the eye lid is pulled back. Ther is no discharge from either eye our the mouth or nostrils. She seems to be getting around just fine but stayed close or in the coop all day.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Here are a couple of pics:


    Last edited: Oct 8, 2010
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I wish I could help you, but I know there will be some here today that can. Good luck.
  3. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 19, 2008
    central virginia
    i think there is something called terramycine that you put on eyes.
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    Quote:Well im a little fuzzyon the Emergencies diseases and cures but it looks like an air sac problem. So cubalaya is right, except it goes in the water.

  5. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2009
    Cartersville, Georgia
    You can get Terramycin ointment...I just had the SAME EXACT issue on one of my Heritage BR girls....a small ribbon twice a day on the infected eye for about three days and VIOLA....all gone

    Hope this helps

    I think I got the ointment at Tractor Supply
  6. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    Terrimycin eye ointment can be found at the feed store usually in the horse section( really small tube). I had this happen to one of my serama girls. I applied the ointment 3 times a day for 1 week and she cleared right up.
  7. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Cottage Grove, OR
    Thanks everybody. I'm off to the feed store to see what they have.

  8. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    What was the out come?

    I have some chicks same age roughly that have the same thing going on.

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