Eye issue with pullet

Jgrice

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Apr 4, 2020
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I have a 4-5 month old Easter pullet (my fav chicken for sure), and recently my flock had a case of dry fowl pox. The Easter Egger got a few spots around her eyes, and because she has a really feathery face, they started getting so irritated that one of her eyes was almost swollen shut and had lots of discharge.

I started using terramycin a couple of days ago, and it’s certainly improving. But I’ve had to isolate her from the others because they were pecking at the wounds.

How long does it typically take for terramycin to heal a moderately wounded eye, and is there anything else I can do?

She’s still eating and drinking and otherwise acting normal (aside from not liking being separated). She’s been injured/sick for about 3-4 days.
 

Eggcessive

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I would keep up the Terramycin twice a day after cleaning her eye twice a day. Fowl pox around eyes can be a set up for eye infections. You could keep her near the other chickens for comfort, but in a wire dog crate with food and water. That way she would not get pecked, but would not be attacked once she gets back in the flock. Pox lasts around 3-4 weeks, and most grwon chickens recover. Here is some reading:
http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/fowl-pox-backyard-flocks

https://the-chicken-chick.com/fowl-pox-prevention-treatmen/
 

Jgrice

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Apr 4, 2020
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Denton, TX
I would keep up the Terramycin twice a day after cleaning her eye twice a day. Fowl pox around eyes can be a set up for eye infections. You could keep her near the other chickens for comfort, but in a wire dog crate with food and water. That way she would not get pecked, but would not be attacked once she gets back in the flock. Pox lasts around 3-4 weeks, and most grwon chickens recover. Here is some reading:
http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/fowl-pox-backyard-flocks

https://the-chicken-chick.com/fowl-pox-prevention-treatmen/
This is very helpful, thank you! Any recommendation on how to clean the eye? I’ve just been using warm water and a paper towel to wipe around it before I apply the terramycin.
 

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