1. shermanfarmyard

    shermanfarmyard New Egg

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    This chick has had a problem with one eye for about six weeks. I have tried everything to resolve it. Wormed her, probiotics, terramycin, eye wash, gently wiping with qtip....

    She seems in good health outside of the eye. Nobody else has any other symptoms. It is possible there is no eye behind the white. What can I do to help her? The eye remains swollen.
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Does she hav a bad odor that might be a sign of coryza? That is dried pus in her eye. It needs to come out. I would use some saline to drip in her eye, and apply a warm wet compress to the eye for 10 minutes. Then try to gently remove the pus with tweezers and QTips. It might need repeating, but you need to get in there and get that all out. Then I would use some Terramycin Eye Ointment (ask for it at feed stores.) Does she have other symptoms? Here is a good thread on removing a pus plug from an eye: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1071718/nasty-eye-infection-pics

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    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017
  3. shermanfarmyard

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    No odor and no other symptoms. I was afraid the resolution would be a nasty one :(

    Thank you!
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It's nasty in that you have to remove the pus. [​IMG]
     
  5. shermanfarmyard

    shermanfarmyard New Egg

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    Exactly!!
     

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