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HELP! Swollen eye!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AParmer, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. AParmer

    AParmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out to feed my chickens this morning and found a girl with a swollen eye. It's so swollen that her beak doesn't line up. Is there ANYTHING I can do or do we need to put her down. I'm afraid of her starving since she can't get her beak closed properly.

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    This is a respiratory infection (think mycoplasma, coryza) or an E.coli infection of the sinus cavity. She needs antibiotics. Tylan, Gallimycin, Terramycin, Denagard, and Duramycin are some. Does she have a bad smell about her face? That would be more like coryza.Does she have rattles or wheezes when she is breathing? Bubbles in the eye? She needs to be separated from the others quickly and make sure you wash your hands and even change clothes between her and your other birds. Try to get her to eat wet food and make it like oatmeal. She might have it easier that way.
     
  3. AParmer

    AParmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! I just got back from getting Tylan. I separated her when I found her this way this morning. She does have a little smell to her. I'm praying that I caught it in time.
     

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