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Hen with swollen eyes can't seem to find a disease

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mrs.Woodbaby, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Mrs.Woodbaby

    Mrs.Woodbaby New Egg

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    I have a hen with swollen eyes and don't know what's wrong with her . Her comb is normal bit around the eyes is pale and swollen Red mites? Here are some pics:
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    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012
  2. Mrs.Woodbaby

    Mrs.Woodbaby New Egg

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    She's been in isolation for a couple of days now. She's eating and drinking still, but her vision is almost totally obstructed. Any advice?
     
  3. Leslieb118

    Leslieb118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, poor thing! I have no idea what could be going on. Hopefully someone will come along soon to help you! Just keep her isolated from the others, for sure though! Good luck!
     
  4. DebHinman

    DebHinman New Egg

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    Have you thought about a fungal infection? If the skin has been abraded by scratching, your girl could also have an underlying bacterial infection in the area.
     
  5. fc

    fc Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen fights. I thought her right eye was gone, but it was horribly swollen. It resolved in two weeks without treatment. Of course, that's just one eye. Do you have any Erythromycin eye ointment sitting around. It's prescription for pink eye in humans. Personally, I'd take her to the vet.
     
  6. Mrs.Woodbaby

    Mrs.Woodbaby New Egg

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    Thanks for the input! Now I have a place to start. Please keep the advice coming!
     
  7. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster had a swollen eye, not nearly this bad, but I treated it by rinsing with a saline eye wash and applying neosporin twice a day. I was using an rx ointment that I had, but it didn't work as well as the neosporin. I'm not sure he can see out of the one eye, but it healed fine. I wasted about 4 good days trying to use the rx, and I saw dramatic results with the neosporin in only 2.
     

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