Hen with a hard, bulging eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Oblio13, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    One of my hens has what I thought was a swollen eyelid. Today I caught her, and it's not the eyelid that's bulging out, it's the eye. It's opaque, swollen, and very hard. Doesn't seem to cause her any pain when I touch it. She's obviously blind in it. She's eating well and keeping up with the rest of the flock.
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    Oh my~~Poor chicken~~It sounds like it will be ok though? I hope so.
  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    sounds like she could have either an infection, or some sort of tumor behind the eye..
    only a vet could tell for sure.
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Corzya (sp) maybe?? Any yellowy plaque build up that you can see?? What tint is the opaque layer? Definitely isolate her if you haven't already, o.k.?? And, be extremely careful with the bio-hygiene, hers and yours. A avian vet is an excellent idea in this instance.

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