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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    @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.
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2013

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