infected eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mama dixie, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. mama dixie

    mama dixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my hens looks to have an infected eye, I have been using vetericyn but not as much as I should of been I admit. her eye looks worse today. the eye is half closed and looks kinda white in color, and the red skin around the outside of the eye is very swoolen but it does not seem to have a fever in it, not hot to the touch,.

    should I give her some oral antibiotics? she is multing I went to grab her and pulled out a bunch of tail feathers [​IMG] poor dear she is very sweet and I hate to see her suffer this way. it does not seem she can even see out of the eye.

    we had a duck with a simmaler thing one time but it had a lot of discharge out of the eye and our chicken does not have any discharge coming out of the eye.

    what the heck is going on, any ideas?
     
  2. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not an expert, but my suggestion is to rinse it well with saline solution, like you use if you wear contacts. As to hot, if any of mine have a hot comb or waddle (wattle) i give mine children's liquid fever reducer. I think about 1/2 teaspoon and seems to work. She could have something in her eye or a cold. When you catch her you might want to put her in a cage so you don't have to chase her - that's no fun. Hope this helps and good luck. Don't like our little friends to be sick
     
  3. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I would bath it in warm salty water, then try and get some eye drops from your local pharmacy for " Conjunctivitis" . I work in a pharmacy and theres nothing in it that should hurt your chicken! ive used it many times.. Put 1 drop in 3 times a day for 4 days.. It should clear it up. Conjunctavitis eye drops contain "Chloramphenical" its a broad-Spectrum antibiotic. Works a treat...Hope this helps. Tract,[​IMG]
     
  4. mama dixie

    mama dixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will go to the store and get the drops and get them in asap. I put her in a cage by herself because she is multing as well and she seems very thin to me. I am feeding her chick start because it is high in protein and has the med in it for coxi just to be safe. I am also hoping I will be able to exam her poo to see if maybe she has coxi. do most hens get thin when they molt or is it do to not feeling good. she ate and drake some water, do you think I should start her on an oral antibiotic, if so what should I use. she is only two years old so I dont really want to put her down. her comb and wattle is very red.
     
  5. mama dixie

    mama dixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some eye drops here at home for pink eye and I have been using that. I have also put polysporin around the eye where it was very red and swollen. I also put her and the rest of the flock on duramycin-10 in the water. the eye looks a bit better. she still acts like she can not see out of it. she turns her head to the good side to look at stuff like water and food and does not see out of the bad eye. the red around the eye, it is on the tissue around the eye socket itself is looking less red but still seems a bit swollen again not as bad. I went online and looked up eye infection and many said to use neosporin or polysporin in the eye I was kinda afraid to do that so I used the drops and such. when we had pink eye it got better much faster than this is. any feedback? my eye drops are very old so I may go get some at the store today. I have her in a cage of her own and I am watching her close. I just think it should be much better by now. [​IMG]
     
  6. mama dixie

    mama dixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone there that can help me figure out why she is blind in that eye, I am kinda worried she has worse than pink eye. darn I hate it when they get sick.
     
  7. fog the coop with oxine every evening for 30 minutes for a week (30 minutes if you use an ultrasonic humidifier, that is) Ill move some oxine info to my page in the next day or two. You can find some recent posts about it on the eastern tn thread in the where am I where are you section.
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Terramycin eye ointment is a good eye infection treatment to keep around when you have chickens. It is available at farm stores. Erythromycin ointment is the same thing, and may be around the house already. Your chicken may be getting a respiratory disease which sometimes starts with eye symptoms. Look up "CRD" in the google search above right, and you will find much info.
     
  9. chicklove93

    chicklove93 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine got poop in her eye and it got very swollen and even tore the bottom lid trying to clean her. I placed contact solution and neosporin on it.

    I also noticed she can't see out of it. I think she was pecked in the eye when she was a mess.

    She is fine now and looks a lot better.
     

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