Eye infection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chrisarvor, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. chrisarvor

    chrisarvor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have two birds with the same eye infection
    They are about 8 weeks old now in the baby pen ,both are chickens
    They both have one eye swollen and shut
    I have tried bathing with warm water and started all of the birds they are with on Antibiotics
    but the vet told me to stop bathing the eyes, now the eyes have dries up with are firm crust and they cannot open them
    Where do i go from here
    I am tempted to keep bathing and using a mild salt solution

    I have had this infection with another baby a few months ago
    is it common ?????????????
    i have scrubbed out the pen/run they newly hatched go in
     
  2. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any other symptoms?
     
  3. chrisarvor

    chrisarvor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    No perfectly healthy
    acting just like a happy chick
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Is the coop clean & dry? An over build up of chicken droppings & moisture in the ground can grow a fungus that will do this to the eyes. Ammonium Sulphate sprinkled around will kill this fungus.
     
  5. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the antibiotic oral or something you put in the eye? You might need something that goes in the eye. I would want to clean the eye too but not too harshly because it can irritate. Warm compress can also soften the crusty stuff and make it easier to wipe off. You can take a syringe and squirt saline solution (you can make homemade with boiling water and adding a little salt then cooling) to soften the crust. Good luck.
     

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