Eye problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cornflake2, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. cornflake2

    cornflake2 New Egg

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    Can anyone help ? We have a beautiful silkie that we re-homed a couple of years ago (we think she is about 4 or 5 yrs). She has always been blind in her right eye but recently her left eye looks unwell (wee piccie). Yesterday she started to wander into the electric fence and walk in circles. Today we popped a warm wet sponge on the eye and put her on Tylan. The eye opened nicely after that bath. She will drink (as long as you put the water in front of her and she has had a tiny amount of food (yogurt and porridge). Whereas before she happily found food, we're worried about her now. Any help on what this is and how to care for her much appreciated
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Eye problems can often be a sign of respiratory disease in chickens. I would continue with the treatments of Tylan and cleaning the eye to keep it open. Hopefully, you will begin to see some improvements!
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What's that lump below her eye? Probably a good time to get a baseline weight on her and monitor the amount of weight she's losing.

    -Kathy
     
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  4. casportpony

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    Can you take her to a vet?

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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I weigh mine on a kitchen scale like this:


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  6. cornflake2

    cornflake2 New Egg

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    Thank you so much for responding.
    She has now taken up temporary residence in the loo where she can have lots of Tylan fuelled water and as much to eat as I can get down her - she certainly ants to eat and drink - the bowls just need to be strategically placed to coincide with the peck! We'll give her a few days to see if the antibiotics kick in
     
  7. cornflake2

    cornflake2 New Egg

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    Hi Kathy - thank you for responding - I'm so grateful. Popped her on the scales today and she weighs 715g. Despite being loyal customers to our Vet for some 30 years with dogs and cats- they (the Vets) show absolutely no interest in our chickens - it makes me so angry.
     
  8. cornflake2

    cornflake2 New Egg

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    What a brilliant picture - thank you. My silkie stood like a model for her weigh in - good tip
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Most of the quieter ones will. :D If she loses weight you'll want to consider tube feeding her, which I can teach you how to do. Are you giving Tylan 50 or Tylan powder?

    -Kathy
     

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