Injury or a disease?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Armando3454, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Armando3454

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    I have a 3-4 month old blue Orpington that has a shut eye that kind of crusted over. I'm not sure if it's a injury or a disease. He isn't sneezing or wheezing at all so I don't think it's a disease but I just wanted to hear others opinions
     
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  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    I had one eye look similar to this a few weeks back..
    I freaked out!
    I am pretty sure mine was pecked in the eye.

    What I did was rushed (it was a life or death emergency..in my head--although it was not really)
    to the store and bought some of this:

    http://www.revivalanimal.com/produc...campaign=PLA&gclid=CPGEqruazNICFUO4wAodrVEJRg

    I applied it religiously for two days and the eye was back to normal.


    Looking back, I can not say for sure if the gel made it heal faster or if I wasted a few dollars.
    Either way I'm glad I freaked out.
     
  5. Armando3454

    Armando3454 New Egg

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    Ok thanks I will probably go buy something wen I go to the feed store tomorrow. I'll try to look for that. I haven't tried opening his eye should I? Or would that just hurt him more?
     
  6. KikisGirls

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  7. Eggcessive

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    There is some drainage there in the eye, so I would open it and either flush it with saline or apply the Vetericyn eyewash or gel. They also have Terramycin eye ointment at most feed stores if you ask a clerk for it. Pecking can be a common reason for a swollen or closed eye or eye drainage. Watch for any other signs that might point to a respiratory disease, such as sneezing, gurgling, or nasal drainage.
     
  8. KikisGirls

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    before I even ask my question I want to make sure you understand I am a newbie and really do not know the answer...
    What makes you see drainage?
     
  9. KikisGirls

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    I only see a few little scabs.

    I always am not a professional/an owner of chickens for very long.
     

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