Eye problem?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by miron28, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    i got a new chicken, but one eye is really watery and glossy! the other eye is clear and looking good what do i do and what can i give her? i have not put it with the other i have her in a dog create by the house far away from the others. any help will be appreciated [​IMG]

    here is her good eye
    here is her bad eye
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2008
  2. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    coos bay OR
    We have a hen that (i think) is blind in one eye but I don't know about yours. This is so you can bump the post. You might get more responses if you change the title to something like 'eye problems'. Good luck and your hen is very pretty! [​IMG]
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I have a silkie like that after she got pecked over really bad. She is blind in that eye, but seems to be doing okay now in the flock.
  4. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    It does not look visual, pupil is tiny, but can you post a closer photo? Macro photo?
    It could be occular Marek's, or possibly old trauma. How old is she, where is she from, did the seller give you any history on the problem? Does the rest of her seem normal?
  5. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    From the picture, it does look like she might be blind.
  6. beautifulbirds

    beautifulbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use fresh Wheatgrass Juice for nearly everything and I find that in ALL cases it helps the bird tremendously as it seems to turbo-charge their systems with basic nutrition (wheatgrass is a food not a medicine). It is also a disenfectant for their internal systems so while your bird looks like she is blind in one eye I would assume (as she is new) that it could be anything so I would treat her as a sick bird; keep her isolated for 21 days and dose her with wheatgrass juice one squirt straight down her throat for three days, three days off and then repeat the process (make sure you get a fresh wheatgrass shot every three days; don't use the old stuff). Then wait a further five days and repeat the process then watch her for the following week. if she is looking perky etc., you can probably (safely) consider putting her with the rest of your flock after the 21 days incubation period is over. I cannot recommend wheatgrass juice enough, I have saved a hen and wee chick so far; lost all the others because it did not occur to me to use the stuff. Now I wouldn't be without it. Hope this helps.
  7. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    i think she is blind i got her for free with about 20 other ones! they are all doing good she is alert she will let me pick her up. the other ones won't come near me they all just run away! thanks for all the help [​IMG]
  8. Bandana

    Bandana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, looks like she's blind in that eye. I think the other posters have given some great advice. The only thing I might add, is to maybe put a little antibiotic ointment in the eye just in case of secondary infection from some possible recent trauma to the eye. Pretty girl you got there.

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