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

    Mar 8, 2015
    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

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    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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