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Hen with one eye shut and one eye open, what do i do to hep her?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jennychick45, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. jennychick45

    jennychick45 Chirping

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    She is separated from the flock. A cold front is passing through with fairly high wind so my family thinks it is from the wind. Anyways she is in my warehouse to keep warm and i have no other place to put her. If you cannot tell i am very new to keeping poultry. My question is should i be really concerned about it? If so what do i do to help it heal faster so she can go back out. I am planning on taking her outside for a little fresh air tomorrow but she will not be with the other girls yet. The eye does open a little when you put your hand right next to it but not very much. It waters a lot. Here is a picture of her eye. [​IMG]
    (the stuff on her wattle is just dirt and is gone now)
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Could she have been pecked in the eye or suffered an injury or a sting (noticing the dark spots on the eyelid?) If it's not an injury, it could be a respiratory disease with conjunctivitis and a swollen sinus. For now I would wash the eyes with saline eye wash, and apply either vetericyn eye gel, Terramycin eye ointment, or plain Neosporin twice a day. If you notice any other respiratory symptoms such as snots, breathing rattles, puss in the eye, or sneeze or cough, then I would treat her with Tylan 50 injectable 1 ml daily as a shot or given orally. MG and coryza are the two common respiratory diseases that can cause facial swelling. You can read about them here:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  3. jennychick45

    jennychick45 Chirping

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    Thank you so much I'm hoping she just got slightly injured and it will clear up soon when you say neosporin will triple antibiotics work (sort of a knockoff brand of it) where do I get saline eye wash ?
     

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