Eye sealed in almost shut position

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by K R 2709, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. K R 2709

    K R 2709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff orp pullet has one eye stuck in the almost shut position. There is no discharge just a little bit of dry eye booger type stuff on her eyelid. Is this an eye infection? She also has vent gleet (I think). Any help is muchly appreciated,
    Thanks
     
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  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Get some Down dish soap and wash the rear for vent glee and the entire
    head and let dry or use a blow drier [​IMG]

    Sometimes this will take several washings so do not think it is a one time thing [​IMG]
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Take a wet cloth and soak the eye drainage, or apply some saline or other artificial tears eye drops to the eye, and it should open in a minute or two. Watery eyes can be an early symptom of respiratory disease. Vent gleet may be a fungal infection. Here is a good link for treatment: http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment.html
     
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  4. K R 2709

    K R 2709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, will Palmolive dish soap work?
     
  5. K R 2709

    K R 2709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also could the eye be linked to the vent gleet?
     
  6. casportpony

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    It could be. Can you post some pictures?

    -Kathy
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I read somewhere *not* to use antibacterial soaps on birds, but can't remember where it was, so don't quote me on that. I say okay to use if it's plain-ole soap.

    -Kathy
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The plain green Palmolive dish soap is good--it has much less perfume than Dawn and some other brands. I would not use soap in the eyes. Also please towel dry and maybe even use a blow dryer on low to dry her off, then keep her inside all night. It is just too cold to be bathing chickens unless necessary.
     
  9. K R 2709

    K R 2709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help. She is one of my favourites so I want to make sure she's ok. She is living inside in a dog crate currently so temperature isn't a problem. I am going to go bathe her in a bit so I will post pics later.
     
  10. K R 2709

    K R 2709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics. Upon further investigation I think that the mucusy stuff missing up her eye may be comin from her ear. Both ears are plugged up.
     

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