One-eyed rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emzee, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed that my silkie rooster's eye was sealed shut with pus a few days ago. I ran warm water over it and put contact solution in it until he could open it again. However, it keeps on sealing shut again. I noticed some feathers stuck in the pus and pulled them out, but somehow he got more feathers stuck in it again. What's wrong with his eye and what should I do about it?
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    He may have got a peck in the eye or it could be a sign of illness. How does his beak look? Any gunk around the nostrils?

    A little plain Neosporin on the eye may keep it from sealing up.
     
  3. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The beak and nostril area look normal, but now another silkie's eye is the same way. Also, I've noticed white spots forming around their earlobes and on their combs.
     
  4. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    My chick got a peck in the eye and its always been red around it and she holds it halfway shut...is there anything i can do....sorry to hijack your thread but its along the same lines...
     
  5. RedStarDaddy

    RedStarDaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Threehorses and I had quite a discussion about something similar a week ago Sunday. You may want to go take a peek at it.

    RSD
     
  6. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only one of the silkies has a spot that takes up about 1/6 of the comb. Also, it's not black at all, it only looks white and sort of moldy.
     
  7. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, here's an update on the eve situation. The rooster's eye seems to be back to normal after putting neosporin on it, but the hen's eye is about the same. Any other suggestions???
     
  8. animal_lover03

    animal_lover03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you try and put any neosporin on the hens eye?
     
  9. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I put neosporin on both of their eyes and it worked on the rooster, but not on the hen.
     

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