Eye injury and possible infection? What do I do til I find a vet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by juliaanne, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. juliaanne

    juliaanne New Egg

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    I let my chickens out today and one's eye was swollen shut. She's acting normal so I didn't notice anything wrong at first but then I noticed what looks like puss and mud where her eyeball should be! [​IMG]
    Any tips on first aid until I can find a vet? I don't know what could have caused it.
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She probably got pecked good. Use saline to soften the crud, get the eye washed and open to flush. Then put triple antibiotic w/o pain killer or Vetrimycin (sp?) eye drops. She may or may not have permanent eye damage. You'll find out as you go.[​IMG]
    Welcome to our flock! [​IMG] Pretty bird too!
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015

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