Hen with one eye closed --

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 10xmama, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. 10xmama

    10xmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our most beloved hen (16m old) seems to have an eye issue or illness. She is behaving mostly normal … eating and drinking and socializing as best I can tell. BUT she is keeping one eye closed. This started yesterday. It opens occasionally and appears normal. Any thoughts?

    I did hold her down and put some eye drops in her eye … and though it looked fine inside of her eye, I did see a little bit of goo come out when I put the drops in.

    FWIW, I'm in FL … it's ridiculously hot right now … in the 90s daily.
     
  2. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may have dirt or something dusty in her eye, or she could have scratched it with her claws. I would keep putting eye drops/cream in each day a few times. Some antibiotic cream maybe a good idea also if it is gooey
     
  3. 10xmama

    10xmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put drops in her eye for 3 days and she seems fine now. Whew! I was a little worried but she must have just had something in it. So glad it doesn't seem to have been anything serious.
     
  4. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that's good that she is all better then :)
     
  5. ldamants

    ldamants Out Of The Brooder

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    What eye drops did you use? I have a hen that is closing one eye this morning. When she opens it, it looks normal. I've read so many treads, that I'm just worried sick
     

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