Injured hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carol0710, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. carol0710

    carol0710 Out Of The Brooder

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    Possum got in our chicken coup..hurt our hens eye..any advise will be greatly appreciated[​IMG]
     
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    Peoples clear eyes solution will clean it out and really just keep it clean....


    Cheers!
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sorry about your hen. Did this just happen or has it been a few days since? Does the white in the picture look like pus to you?
     
  4. carol0710

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    It has been a couple days...it is not puss..almost seems like a eye lid
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Well there is a 3rd eyelid that can look white and opaque, but that looks a bit more white like the coating in a bad eye infection. It could be pus or some plaque. I worry that she could need it cleaned out well with saline and cotton. Can you get Terramycin eye ointment from your feed store, or use bacitracin or plain neosporin in her eye twice a day? If it seems to be pus it must be removed. This can be difficult to do, and may take more than one try. More pictures can sometimes be helpful.
     

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