My chicken has a swollen eye - please help! **pics**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by McGoo, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Here are 2 photos - one of the good eye and one of the bad eye. Or is it the ear is swollen... it looks like the whole side of her head. Is it an ear infection? [​IMG]

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  2. timbofarms

    timbofarms Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Humboldt/West TN
    make sure to isolate this chicken from the rest of the stock!!!!!!
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    I'm hoping this is something that can be easily cured.
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    is there any respiratory symptoms...any other symptoms that your bird is ill outside the swelling? If not it might simply be that some surface irritant is causing this and in that case you can use sterile saline (boil 1/4 tsp in one quart of water for five minutes>make fresh daily) and irrigate/flush the eye out well to try and remove any dust or such that might be in there.
  5. purr

    purr Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    just boosting your post, good luck with you poor chickie
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    There are many bacteria that can cause the problem you are looking at. I refer to it as "bullyeye", as it looks as if someone punched your birdie square in the eye.

    You can get terramyacin ointment and put in it, or go to First State Vet Supply and get some eye drops from them. Another one I use is called Neo-Poly-Dex.

    Good Luck,
  7. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Thanks all. There are no other signs of a problem. She's totally fine except for the swelling.

    I ordered the terramycin ... and the neo-poly dex ... but in the meantime I'll try the saline solution.

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