Yes, amputate an eyeball. I have a silkie chick with an eye injury. Injury bout a week old. Been giving antibiotics to stave off infection, was real swollen at first. Was getting better. Get home from work and ginormous! Thought it had scabbed over but it was the actual eyeball, and I swear I could pulled the eyeball out. Should I? Is not getting better eveidently, and I dont want this little thing to die. its not acting likke it has an infection or sickly. I have been giving it baby bird formula twice a day to make sure it was getting nutrients. But should I take the eye out? Will there be severe bleeding? Anyone experienced this before? Im worried to death over this baby. The eye, even if the swelling ever goes down, will be worthless. Someone make it better!