1. EatonsatCantas

    EatonsatCantas Out Of The Brooder

    I would spend hours searching through the forum but I really haven't the time so forgive if this is a common and known problem.

    Our big cock has a shut eye. We picked him up yesterday and examined him and all seems normal and healthy except fot the shut eye. Now today it looks like his other eye is closing. Any ideas?

    We have an entrance box of DE mixed with hemp that the critters have to walk through to get into the coop. Also DE is dusted in all the nooks and crannies. Could it be irritated because of the DE...the finesss of the powder? If someone had pecked him would there not be other damage?

    Help!

    Ta...
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    IT's possible that he has gotten the DE dust in his eyes, i have had it happen to my animals it dries out their eyes.

    I wash their eyes out with "Saline solution" a few times a day till it clears up.

    My dog got into the bag once and it dried her nose out something terrible.

    keep us posted on his recovery.
     

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