injured bird

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rcporter5, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. rcporter5

    rcporter5 Just Hatched

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    i bemeive ny bird got scractches or pecked in the eye. one eye swelled shut. other eye is fine. she is eating and drinking fine. and in cage by herself. i got vetericyn. is there anything to help her.
     

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  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wash the eye with warm (body temperature) saline,..eye wash for people works. You can gently dab Triple Antibiotic ointment (anything WITHOUT pain reliever in it) around the eye, using a clean finger tip or q tip, and it will seep into her eye. You can do it a couple of times a day until it clears up. Veterycin is ok as far as I know but I think the eye wash might be more soothing and less drying. It could be an injury but it could also be the start of something more severe, like a respiratory infection or a virus. Keep her in her cage by herself until her eye clears up or you get a better idea if it is something else. Make sure she is eating and drinking well, and if you can get some poultry vitamins for her water, that will help too. If you see nasal discharge or hear her coughing or sneezing, that could be a sign of something more severe.
     
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  3. 13ChickenGirl

    13ChickenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is her eye still in there? It looks as if she lost her eye!! :(
     
  4. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, most likely it is still there. Swollen eyes like that are not uncommon.
     
  5. rcporter5

    rcporter5 Just Hatched

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    they eye is still there. she opens it sometimes but never very far. should i keel using(vetericyn. )
    the fees store told me to use it
     
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  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Being followed by a moon shadow Premium Member

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    What happened?? What age?
     
  7. rcporter5

    rcporter5 Just Hatched

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    i think i introduced a. new austrolorp and her to soon. they jumped on esch other.
     
  8. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you want to use the Veterycin, you can, but maybe do that in the morning and the saline in the evening. Use the triple antibiotic ointment twice a day.
     
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  9. rcporter5

    rcporter5 Just Hatched

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    do i just pour the saline over the eye. which saline solution.
     
  10. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    @rcporter5 How is she?

    In the photos - does she have mucous coming from her nostrils?
     

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