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Eye problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DJ Chick-a-D, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. DJ Chick-a-D

    DJ Chick-a-D New Egg

    May 24, 2016
    Hello all! I have an eight week old chick who I believe was injured by one of the others at approximately three weeks of age. I medicated her with a steroid/antibiotic gel for 10 days. The eye was pure red and bulging, but never showed signs of infection. She appeared irritated by it, but didn't ever act distressed. Now they eye is gray and protruding less, and is completely opaque. I keep monitoring her for signs of distress or infection, but continue to wonder if the eye will be of concern in any way. I won't pay for enucleation or anything. I'm wondering if any of y'all have had a similar problem... Thanks in advance for any input.
  2. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2014
    There's really nothing you can do except to keep putting the antibacterial gel on it. I have a one eyed hen, and she is happy and healthy!
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Just use plain antibacterial ointment. The eye will eventually shrivel like a sundried pea and be of no use to the hen. Just make sure her flock members don't try to remove it for her.
  4. DJ Chick-a-D

    DJ Chick-a-D New Egg

    May 24, 2016
    Thanks so much for the input! I'm hoping for the shrivelled pea scenario for sure. Time will tell.

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