Somehow our chicken lost an eye, I am thinking it got pecked by accident. I put some antibiotic ointment for a few days and left it alone. The eye became very swollen and infected. I am pretty sure it is because it is geting dirt and debris in the eye running around the coop and the yard. I have isolated the chicken in a pet carrier in the garage and am putting antibiotic ointment once per day. It is doing much better, swelling is down by half. Here is my question: The eyelid still opens, as long as it opens I think it will get infected.. Will it eventually close up and not open anymore?