Eye Swelling/scabbed over

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by iknowmike, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. iknowmike

    iknowmike Out Of The Brooder

    14
    1
    24
    Aug 30, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    8 young chicks all with similar eye disorder. Considered amonia toxicity. . . could be, but the other 500 seem to be fine. Can't find Opthalmic salve available. Don't know if it would work. Eye is not blistered, just swollen, very irratated some watery. Maybe older bird picking at eye. Maybe scratching irritated eye. Could have had fly contact when very small. Brooder box overwhelmed at first. maybe 5 weeks old now. Any suggestions? All happened together about 8 days ago and all are still living. isolated when there were 4 now have 8.
     
  2. iknowmike

    iknowmike Out Of The Brooder

    14
    1
    24
    Aug 30, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    Wanted to keep this post current if I could to get a response. Anyone have input before I sign off?
     
  3. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    4,273
    75
    271
    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    I use regular Neosporin on all eye issues - works wonders. I used to buy the expensive eye ointment from my old vet but my new vet told me to just use Neosporin, that it was the "same thing". I've used it ever since. I first rinse with saline solution then apply Neosporin.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by