Injured hen, maybe blind? Please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dustbath, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. dustbath

    dustbath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of weeks ago, I posted a problem with two hens fighting. They are part of a very small flock (3 hens, one roo) and one of the hens had been separated in a broody coop. When I reintroduced her, she fought with another hen.

    Following advice, I switched her with her antagonist, so the other hen was separated, with one roo, and the formerly broody hen was back with the other hen and one roo. They can see each other and are separated by poultry netting.

    Also following advice, I let them out together briefly. They still fight and I break them up. I understand that this is something they just have to do.

    Yesterday, I left them together longer, hoping they would just get it out of their system. I thought everything was ok when I closed up at night, but this morning, one of the hens has a closed eye and seems to be having difficulty seeing. I am attaching a photo.

    Does anyone have any advice about how to treat her eye? I don't want it to get infected but I'm not sure I should put neosporin on it.

    Should I give up on reintegrating the flock?

    Thanks!
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  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    OMG!!!! I would definately start her on an antibiotic and separate her for now. I am like you, though, not sure if I would reintroduce her again....I am sure other members have better advice...


    ..for now prayers for your injured girl!
     
  3. dustbath

    dustbath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A topical antibiotic, like neosporin? Or is there something I should feed her? If so, where do I get it?

    Thanks!!!
     
  4. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    No, go to your local feed store or any TSC...you mix it with water...mine is in a yellow and white bag (Terramycin). Mix 1.5 tsp with 4 cups of water. Give her this mixure instead of water. You'll have to clean and replace daily because it'll get yucky on you....
     
  5. dustbath

    dustbath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  6. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Keep us posted on her progress....it'd be nice to see "recovered" pix when she is on the other side of this ...
     
  7. dustbath

    dustbath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: I took her to a vet, who washed her eye area and it opened. It was just glued stuck. She gave me a topical antibiotic and she now seems fine (still looks horrible, though).
     
  8. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im so sorry
     
  9. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    thank the good Lord! I worried about your little lady....
     
  10. dustbath

    dustbath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I think she's ok now.
     

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