I have a turkey with an eye swollen shut

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by medan, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. medan

    medan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2010
    one of my bourbon reds either had a accident landing or a fight of some sort eye is swollen shut is there anything I need to do for it ? or can do ?
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    I had a bronze hen get a swollen area near its eye this year. It got worse for about two days then slowly got better. I wouldn't do anything for a couple of days as long as it doesn't get too red or infected. A picture would be nice if you have a digital camera.
  3. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't really know much, as this is my year with Turkerys... but some of ,y turkerys decided to stay out in the pouring rain. So they were soaked, I put them away in the pen with a heat lamp. I asked the older guy (who knows everything) that works at the feed store "If I should watch for anything?" and he said a swollen eyens shut; If that happenend to let him know, so he could sell me some...? (I can't remember)
    So maybe watch the rest of your flock close? In case they need something.. Just a thought.
    Good Luck
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    Rinse it with contact lens solution (just give it a good squirt) and put a dab of antibiotic ointment across the lid. Should keep it from sticking shut.
    If it acts ill you may need to keep by itself and dose with antibiotics. Keep a watch on the other birds....
  5. CK17

    CK17 New Egg

    Dec 7, 2013
    @Meatking, Do you happen to remember what the old man told you to get for your turkeys eye swollen shut after rain? My turkeys were out in the rain, I did the same as you did and put them into the coop with heat lamp, now the hen's eye is swollen shut! I don't know what to do for her. I could really use some guidance as this is my first year with turkeys.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2013

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