My hen has a swollen eye and i dont know why

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BanavieBabe, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. BanavieBabe

    BanavieBabe Hatching

    Aug 28, 2009
    it is puffy, its not pussy, and its not crusty, no nose discharge, no damage i can see, she can hardly open it, can hardly see, its semi firm swollen. i peaked in to the inside of her mouth, and i saw that the top of her mouth looks cracked in to two.
    please help

    and i would post a pic but i cant figure out how to


  2. lngrid

    lngrid Songster

  3. She may have been pecked or bumped herself on something.
    You can certainly boil some salt in water, let it cool and use it to soothe the socket. I have used Murine (the plain kind without special additives) to flush a hen's eye.

    About the mouth- is the tissue actually split, any bleeding? If there is an interior injury you will need a vet, I'm thinking...
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2009

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