HElP!! Blind Pullet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joelharris, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. joelharris

    joelharris Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a Light Sussex pullet in a coop with another 25 pullets and 4 cockerels, they are currently inside due to the torrential rains and the fact that their new hopefully fox proof run is under construction.
    On Saturday I noticed one of the light Sussex pullet's eyes looked weird, and today I saw it was completely closed while the other was open she is acting normal, no other symptoms just slightly less active. She has a slight scab on her comb but I don't think her eye has been pecked, and when I picked her up this morning she opened her eye as best as she could but it looked strange, dull and not central.
    Thanks for any help/feedback [​IMG]
    I will try and get photos tomorrow.
     
  2. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picture would be helpful.
     
  3. joelharris

    joelharris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes I know sorry. I will get some in the morning it's currently 20:20 here in the UK and pitch black outside :(
     
  4. joelharris

    joelharris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is an image of her eye, sorry the Picasso bad, she wouldn't keep her head still, she was opening her eye a little more often this morning but it still looks gammy and wet inside. I sniffed it and don't think I could smell rotting, any idea on the cause?
    Also one of the 4 roosters was a fairly aggressive cuckoo maran, not to me, but with the way and amount of times he mounted the hens sometimes causing bleeding on their necks. So although it wasn't a nice thing to do I disposed of him in a humane way.
     
  5. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try a wet warm compress, hold it on the eye for a bit. Put an antibiotic eye drops on her eye.

    She could have a respirtory diseae or possibly pecked.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2014
  6. joelharris

    joelharris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok thanks :)
     
  7. joelharris

    joelharris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just an update on the pullet, I washed her eye with a cotton bud and water then stererlised it with some eye wash, when she tried to open her eye I could not see anything there, just got to keep out infection now till it heals, she is eating drinking perching and walking normally though :)
     
  8. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats good to hear.
     
  9. BellChell123

    BellChell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's your pullet?
     
  10. joelharris

    joelharris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for asking she's getting better and has her eye nearly fully open all the time although her eye is a bit wonky
     

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