HELP!!! hen with infected eye and its swollen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hencare, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. hencare

    hencare Hatching

    Sep 11, 2014
    Help!! I have a pullet with an infected eye , and it is swollen massively! the eye is completely shut and she can not open it, it looks like she is in pain with it and it is full of puss, because it seems to be oozing out. i do not know wat to do with her!

    Should I try to pry open the eye lids and open it to release the puss or what should i do?

    Need help imideatly...

    Last edited: Sep 11, 2014
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your hen. [​IMG]I would definitely post this in the emergencies forums--hopefully, people there will be able to help!

    Good luck with her!
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2014
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Sorry to hear about your hen! I'm not sure what's wrong with her. Hopefully, somebody in the Emergencies section can help you and your bird!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    have any birds pecked or scratched her eye. I am not qualified to tell you what to do. IF I couldn't get to a vet, I would call for advice. If nothing comes out of that I would probably use warm compresses on her eye hoping it would open a bit and let the pus drain out. I would use some OTC eye ointment that a pharmacist might suggest and see how things go. If it you have others coming down with the same problem then it's infectious and a vet should see it.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You've been given our Emergency link by TwoCrows, and some good advice by drumstick diva, so I'll just say, please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your pullet's eye improves. Good luck.
  7. Chickenlove64

    Chickenlove64 In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2013
    I have the same problem w/ my chicken! And it's the same breed too! My chick looks just like yours at the moment

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