Help! Hard white substance inside chickens eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kaiandchickens, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. kaiandchickens

    kaiandchickens New Egg

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    My cream legbar hen has a hard white substance in its eyelid, as you can see in the picture. My two chickens are my pets and I am so worried about them!
    I tried to squeeze it out and then found out that it is hard and actually looks like it is growing out of its eye which has caused a lot of swelling. Also, it appeared after about a weekend. You will not believe the amount of research I have put into this so please if you have any suggestions to what it is and how I can help her please tell me.
    Thank you so much
    Kind regards
    Kai
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hard white stuff is chicken puss. It's different from mammal puss in that it's more cheese-like... hard ricotta, even.

    You've got to get that stuff out of there to see what you've got going on. If you can do a warm saline compress on her eye to soften it, that would be ideal. Grab a pair of tweezers and see how much you can get out. It may take a few sessions depending on how much your mama can handle. If you don't get it all in one go, give her and yourself a break and try again later.

    She will ultimately be relieved to have that out of there, but getting to that part may be a little harrowing for everyone.

    I'd guess she got pecked and it started a little infection.

    See how much of that stuff you can get out and keep us posted!!

    MrsB
     
  3. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, [​IMG]!!!

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  4. kaiandchickens

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    Thankyou for your help I will do tomorrow
     
  5. kaiandchickens

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    I just took my chicken to the vet who thought it was a tumour and had her put down, this is a great loss for me and I am really upset. Here is how she looked before she went to the vets
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    You cannot clearly see but she had a massive swollen eye and some watery discharge. It most of all the gap between the two eyelids was very slim and here eye looked like a golf ball on the side of her face.
    Was the vet right to put her down?
    Thankyou
     

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