HELP!! our chickens eye is running and keeps it closed

funonahonda

Songster
11 Years
Apr 12, 2008
386
1
149
Central Ohio
Our chickens eye is running and she keeps it closed most of the time, what could be wrong and is there something we can give her or something we can do??? Thanks alot
 

jenni2142

Songster
11 Years
Jul 16, 2008
461
2
131
South Carolina
is it just one eye or both? is there swelling? any other drainage or symptoms? if it is just one eye could it be scratched? mine had a scratch on her eye and i treated with saline flushes and a moisturizing ointment purchased at walmart for about 2.50. treat for 7 days 2 times a day. it took longer for my chicks eye to completely heal but it is all normal now.
 

Three Cedars Silkies

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 17, 2008
5,032
73
283
Gainesville, Fl.
If there are NO other symptoms of upper respiratory infection, it could be a scratch. I would use terramycin eye ointment...should be able to get it at the feed store. If not, I would do what jenni said. If there is any discharge from the nostrils, you need to start it on antibiotics asap.
 

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