Eyelid Puncture

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DavisSilkies, May 23, 2012.

  1. DavisSilkies

    DavisSilkies Hatching

    May 23, 2012
    My silkie hen has gotten a sharp piece of plant poked through her lower eyelid. The entire area is swollen and the plant piece is still rubbing against her eye. I'd rather not take her to the vet but am in great need of suggestions as how to treat her. Thanks so much!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Remove the plant piece or it will serve as a constant irritant. Go to a pet supply store and get some opthalmic ointment to treat the eye. If you act rapidly infection will not set in and the healing will be uneventful.

    PS [​IMG] Sorry for the circumstances
    Last edited: May 23, 2012

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