Muscvoy hen with swollen eye

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  1. duckstogoaround

    duckstogoaround Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,
    One of my hens has had a odd and strange eye starting this afternoon. It's not bubbling or anything it just looks a lot different than the other eye. Here's pictures: please tell me what you think.
    [​IMG]swollen eye
    [​IMG]normal eye
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2016
  2. decomposed

    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have drakes? It could be from them grabbing her face while mating
     
  3. duckstogoaround

    duckstogoaround Out Of The Brooder

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    No they're both hens
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I suspect something got in her eye and is irritating it.

    Vetericyn makes an opthalmic gel, you could use a mild saline solution to rinse it, too.

    Does she have water deep enough to rinse her head in?
     
  5. duckstogoaround

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    yeah she has another water and I'm just thinking using gel or drops would be difficult because they get very aggressive around people. But she might not be getting access to water because the dominance duck gets territorial when she tries to go in ponds @Amiga
     
  6. Amiga

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    I would set her up with something she can wash her head in, and get Vetericyn spray set it to mist, and mist her eye as she walks by. I had to do that with Carmella once. She is a bit shy of people. So I'd just do that. It's best to get on it right away to prevent infection.
     
  7. duckstogoaround

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    Oh okay thank you, I'll try that [​IMG]!! In your opinion, do you think it's very serious based on the pictures?
     
  8. Amiga

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    I am not right there and not a vet. At the same time, I don't see anything worrisome. Perhaps @Miss Lydia can help, she keeps Muscovies.
     
  9. duckstogoaround

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    Ok I'll PM her.
     

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