Eye Infection..Pics included

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JCoogle, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. JCoogle

    JCoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have one chick that has had two eye infections. When noticed this time it looked really swollen. We brought her in and cleaned it out and this was growing behind her eyelid. Has anyone ever seen this and what is going on. She is the only one with this problem.
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  2. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have no idea, but thought I would give you a bump. That is really weird. The first time was something like that there?
     
  3. JCoogle

    JCoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have been doing alot of reading online and I believe it is caused by mold. The bad thing is they will never recover and you have to keep a close eye on them and keep doctoring. This came from the first chick we ever hatched here so that means we have to just try to keep her going.
     
  4. JCoogle

    JCoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes the first time it was there but alot smaller.
     
  5. thedoors5to1

    thedoors5to1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have no idea, but it seems along the same lines as bumblefoot... ducks bodies cant get rid of the bacteria, so it builds up in one spot surrounded by swollen skin.. may be naturally put there but needs to be removed.. just an idea. its all i could think of
     
  6. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    Those are chunks of caseous pus (plug of dried pus) birds make a cheesy hard pus, not the liquid stuff like most mammals do.
     

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