Help!! Bad eye!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kyrose, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    sorry the pictures aren't that good.had to use my old camera.i just noticed one day that she was walking around with her eye closed.i didnt see any injuries so i have no idea.it seems to be getting worse everyday.i think the other hens are pecking on her,she has blood on her neck.any help would be very appreciated.thanks in advance.. [​IMG]
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  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't help much but a little.

    Get some contact lens saline solution. The big bottle used for storage and rinsing of the contact lenses. Soak a cotton ball and gently lay it on her eye to try and soften up the crud. When it softens up use the cotton ball to gently wipe the eye and remove the debris. Soak another cotton ball and repeat until the eye is clean. The saline solution should sooth the eye and has germ killing properties. You might even see it foam a bit like peroxide.

    Do this a few times a day and see if it clears up the problem. Watch her closely for any other symptoms such as sneezing or coughing or runny nose. She might have something other than an irritated eye but lets hope not.

    If the other hens are picking on her separate her for a day or 2 and let her rest and get her strength back.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009
  3. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    i will definitely try that.thanks so much...
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would also get some antibiotic ophthalmic ointment from the feed store; it's usually Terramycin or Neosporin, and apply that a couple of times a day.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  6. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Oh, forgot, you can also make your own saline to clean the eye. Look here:

    i will try the saline ane neosporin.i hope it helps.she seems ok other than that....thank you all
     
  7. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    i just used the saline and the neo.she really doesnt have alot of stuff on her eye.i really cant see any reason why her eye is shut..
     

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