My silkie's eye won't stay open

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rughooker, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. rughooker

    rughooker Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I bought 4 silkie pullets a few weeks ago and one of them had both of her eyes shut. I kept putting warm compresses on them and one is now open. The other one opens when I'm working on it, but closes as soon as I am done. Is there anything else I can do? She is probably 3 months old. Thank you [​IMG]
  2. cointoss

    cointoss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Gaylordsville, CT
    I would get the antibiotic eye gel Terramycin from the vet or feed store, it only costs a few dollars and it clears up most eye conditions very fast -- worked on my baby roo when one of the older chicks pooped in his eye from above. You can use it once or twice a day, after the warm compress.
  3. rughooker

    rughooker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] Thanks alot,Cointoss. I'll either call my vet in the morning or my local Tractor Supply Store.

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