Help! Watering eye on silkie rooster, other eye is sealed shut!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Butterscotchbitesfinger, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Butterscotchbitesfinger

    Butterscotchbitesfinger Crossing the Road

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    Help! My silkie rooster has a watering eye, it very milky and wet. His other eye is sealed shut. I have had fowlpox going through my flock. I’m worried he isn’t eating or drinking.
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  2. rjohns39

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  3. Butterscotchbitesfinger

    Butterscotchbitesfinger Crossing the Road

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    Update now both eyes are sealed shut
     
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    Can you post some pictures of his whole face and body?
    You mention you had Fowl Pox going around - does he have lesions/scabs on his face, comb and wattles - I don't see any in the photo you provided.

    Are there any lesions, plaques or canker inside the beak? Look inside his beak - it's concerning that he is not eating/drinking.

    Any coughing, sneezing or mucous from the nostrils?
    Bubbly eyes with discharge like that makes me think respiratory disease. Since you are in AU, I'm not sure if you can get antibiotics over the counter or not. If you can't, then seek vet care.
    Flush the eye with saline, remove all the pus that you can then apply an eye ointment to the eye - Terramycin, plain Neosporin or something similar - again,you may need to get that from your vet.

    Try to encourage him to eat a little - see if he will take some wet soupy feed.

    Curious, how long have you had him? Have you added any chickens to your flock in the last 30 days?

    Keep us posted.
     
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  6. Eggcessive

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    If the eyes are stuck together with dried drainage, put a wet cloth or warm wet compress on the eye for a few minutes to soften the drainage. When you can open them, flush them with some saline. Get some antibiotic ointment and apply to both eyes. You may want to contact your vet to get an antibiotic and the ointment to treat possible mycoplasma (MG.) Baytril, tylosin, denagard, and oxytetracycline are commonly used. Fowl pox virus can make them vulnerable to bacterial eye infections and respiratory diseases.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    So sorry your rooster is sick. :hugs Is there any chance you can take him to a vet? If not, I think you need to buy some antibiotics, and since he is not drinking and eating, you need to start tube feeding. This is serious. :hugs :(

    Let me know if you want to learn how to tube feed and I will get you a bunch of info.
     
  8. rjohns39

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    Folks,
    She's likely in bed by the time you posted it was 10:00PM her time. When she wakes up this afternoon it will be Saturday, so hopefully she can work the issues with you.
     
  9. Butterscotchbitesfinger

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    I have hash him since sometime around November- September last year. Not in the last 30 days no
     
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    Thanks, also my phone went dead
     
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