Leghorn's eye is yellow and closed!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bodosgreatadventure, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. bodosgreatadventure

    bodosgreatadventure Hatching

    Apr 28, 2019
    We just noticed this morning and it couldn't have been going on more than a few days. Her other eye seems fine, and she is acting totally normal. I don't notice anything weird with any of the other chickens either. I tried looking up exactly what it was but couldn't find any pictures that looked exactly like what she has. I didn't want to misdiagnose and give her something I shouldn't but I was thinking Tylan and time? Please advise thank you!

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It looks like yellow crust that is from a weepy eye. Use a warm wet compress or wash the eye with warm water or saline. Open the eye and look for any eue bubbles, debris, dirt or puss. You can try an antibiotic ointment such as Terramycin eye ointment from the feed store (ask a clerk for it.) If you are seeing sneezing, lethargy, or other respiratory signs, then you can use Tylan 50 injectable from the feed store cattle medicines. Dosage is 0.25 ml (1/4 ml) per pound given orally or by injection 3 times a day for 3-5 days. It may be just be from a peck or debris, so the ointment may be enough.

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