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Eye infection - help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by numi2002, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. numi2002

    numi2002 New Egg

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    We took our hen to the vet and he said she certainly has an eye infection. He prescribed antibiotics for a week to be taken in her water, and eye drops. Has anyone had experience with this before?


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  2. chalidobrenz

    chalidobrenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor thing! I have a chicken with an injury to the eye, but nothing like this! Has yours stopped eating/drinking a lot because of this?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That looks to be either an eye injury from a peck wound if you see a spot, or possibly a respiratory sinus infection such as MG (or mycoplasma.) Coryza can also possibly be a cause if you notice a bad odor around the face. Respiratory illnesses are contagious and can make carriers of the flock. If there is pus visible in the eye, it should be removed with a QTip.
     
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  4. chickenman5024

    chickenman5024 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Mille Fleur D'uccles with the same problem and I would suggest putting Vetrycin in her eyes it helps a little. Mine are still not over it yet. It can be found at local feed store. Hope this helps some, good luck
     
  5. numi2002

    numi2002 New Egg

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    Thankfully its getting better now, she doesn't seem to have a sinus infection because there's no puss visible in her eye. For now we put her in a separate coop but I was wondering how long she should be separated from the other hens...
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would keep her separate until she looks more normal. Sometimes swelling around the eye can get worse, and sometimes there is pus underneath the skin that kind of solidifies. I haven't dealt with it myself, but there have been quite a few cases here on BYC with pictures.
     

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