Chickens eyes pecked out by agressive turkey!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Linny33, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Linny33

    Linny33 Hatching

    Apr 3, 2018
    My chicken had recently been attacked by a fellow turkey in her pen, both her eyes are swollen shut and has not opened them for 3 days. She has barely moved and when she did it was only 2 feet. She is not eating or drinking and refusing to open her beak for water (it’s a struggle) how do I get her eating and drinking again??
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It can take up to a week for eye swelling to go down, just to see if eyes are still intact or gone. Rinse her eyes with saline, and apply some Terramycin antibiotic ointment to her eyes twice a day. If she is blinded in both eyes, you may be better off culling the poor chicken. They can get around with one eye.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2018
  3. puffypoo

    puffypoo Like Machine

    Oct 3, 2015
    I agree with @Eggcessive
    And I hope that turkey becomes Thanksgiving Dinner!

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