Hen with swollen eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nkacerek, May 22, 2012.

  1. nkacerek

    nkacerek In the Brooder

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    Good morning, noticed one of my hens has an eye swollen shut, no crust, no discharge, no bubbles... no other symptoms and she seems to be fine otherwise. Just wondering what I should do to remedy her eye and ensure she is not singled out by the other hens

    Thanks for your suggestions
     
  2. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Crowing

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    Examine her closely, she may have something stuck in there.
     
  3. nkacerek

    nkacerek In the Brooder

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    thanks for the reply...I've looked and cannot find anything in there, her eye seems fine
     
  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Crowing

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    Is it still shut?
     
  5. nkacerek

    nkacerek In the Brooder

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    yes it is still swollen shut, i have her isolated from the others but I'm unsure of what to do for her... could it be eye worms?
     
  6. nkacerek

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    should i treat with terramycin ointment and flush the eye with saline for a few days and see if anymore symptoms (respiratory) appear?
     

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