My chicken has a swollen eye but no respiratory symptoms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lmoomaw, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. lmoomaw

    lmoomaw New Egg

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    I'm new to backyard chickens but have read all the threads on the subject of a swollen eye I can find. She is eating and drinking well and have tried 5 applications of Terramycin eye cream with a slight reduction. In swelling. She is separated from the flock in a cage . The only other symptom I'm noticing is some greenish watery diarrhea . Any help you can give me would be great. I have tylan 50 on hand but wasn't sure if I should give the eye cream more time? Thanks in advance for your help!
     
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  3. lmoomaw

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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @lmoomaw , welcome to BYC!

    What does the inside of the eyeball look like?

    -Kathy
     
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  5. lmoomaw

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    I couldn't get it open very far but what I could see was very red. I was able to wipe out some white stringy gunk with a warm cloth. She was not happy with me messing with it. She hasn't laid in probably 2 days and is sleeping a lot too.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you take her to a vet?

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  7. lmoomaw

    lmoomaw New Egg

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    I can't find one within 50 miles of me so I guess that isn't an option. I've called several places and they aren't even aware of any close by. This morning she has an odor and shaking her head a lot. But again still eating and drinking fine. I added electrolytes to the water . I'm leaning towards trying the Tylan . What would you do? Thanks
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I have Baytril, so that's what I would use.

    -Kathy
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    And I would also get all of the pus out of her eye. :D
     

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