One eye shut help wanted!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by addisonphill, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. addisonphill

    addisonphill Out Of The Brooder

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    My houdan Avalon has got one eye shut, it is sticky and mucky looking around her eye, I don’t know how long it has been like this as her head feathers cover her eye. I am wondering if the weight of her head feathers are pulling fore-head skin in to her eye but it is hard to tell If that is the case. Maybe it is infected. anyone seen this befor or have any suggestions?




    it is not a clear photo, but this is her bad eye, all the feathers around it are mucky.
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    this is her good eye for comparison ,the featers are clean.

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    you could post this question in the "emergencies, etc. " forum . [​IMG] Have you tried wiping the eyelid with a wet cotton ball to see if you can clean the gunk away?
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! X2 the above advice. Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip and carefully wipe the eye clean. It would also help if you can trip her head feathers a bit to keep it out of her eye. I'm not in the US, so I cannot recommend any specific medicine, but ask in the Emergencies section which ointment/eye powder you can use to treat her. Good luck!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, addisonphill, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!! Sorry to hear about your houdan! X3 on the advice of drumstick and best of luck to you!!
     
  5. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it cold where you are? I like to call it Sticky Chicken Eye! It happens to mine when they get cold. Not much I do for them it usually goes away on it's own. Just keep up there immune systems! Good Luck!
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  7. addisonphill

    addisonphill Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for all for the help .

    I will try wiping her eye with a cotton wool thing, I don’t think be very pleased with me :) I will also clip her feathers, just hope she stays still.
    I don’t live in a very could place.


    Thanks so much for making me feel welcomed to BYC.

    P.S I'm also not in the US, I in NewZealand.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hopefully you are seeing some improvement - welcome to BYC.
     

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