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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LunaGirl, May 7, 2008.

  1. LunaGirl

    LunaGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    and most helpful board.

    I have a guinea that appears to have something in it's eye. We noticed that he was keeping his eye shut most of the time and when we went to apply some ointment to it we noticed that it appears there's something in his eye, not literally poking in his eye but under the lid.

    Any suggestions/ideas?
     
  2. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hold him down and fluch it with water. You can use a syringe without a needle.
     
  3. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would flush it with saline.. Ayr is a good brand of sterile saline solution. Saline is less irritating to the eye, because it's a balanced solution.
     
  4. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Hope your guinea is ok. [​IMG]
     
  5. LunaGirl

    LunaGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. I'm definitely going to try flushing the eye when my boyfriend gets home. I can handle the guinea and work on him at the same time. I've also put in a call to the woman who got us started on chickens to see if she can take a look at him. Although I've been raising chickens/guineas for a couple of years I think of myself as a newbie at it and am always afraid I'm doing something wrong!
     
  6. LunaGirl

    LunaGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanted to update on the guinea. We got a hold of him this afternoon, flushed his eye out and took a pair of tweezers and got out a pretty large (for a guinea's eye anyway) chunk of something. It may have been a piece of wood but we're not really sure. His eye is wide open now and he's doing great.

    Thanks for the advice and concern.
     
  7. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad he's doing better!!
     

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