[PIC] URGENT: chicken has eye infection [PIC]

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DementedHam, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the story, on thursday i left to go camping for the whole weekend and when i came back today (sunday) my black star hen had a thing in her eye. This thing is about the size of a pea, it's white-like, and it is pushing her eye out of the way. This hen was not this way on thursday.

    I've looked on this website and on google for a close match or a name but no luck. I'll try posting a pic.

    I would like to know if how she might have gotten it, if it is contageous, what it is called, and how to treat it. The coop is not filthy enough to have produced this, I was only gone two days and they had food and water because our neighbors did us the favor.

    Please help, thanks.


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  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Could be a blocked duct. Have you tried a heated compress?? Is it inside the orbit or at the edge/corner?
     
  3. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a pic. As you can see it is in the edge of her eye. What does it look like to you guys?
     
  4. chicken pro

    chicken pro Out Of The Brooder

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    mine have this same thing whats going on?
     
  5. emilyandbj

    emilyandbj Just Hatched

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    Hello just noticed one of my whie leghorn chickens had something wrong with her eye.
    I don't know what is wrong. Any help would be great
    Thanks
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    This is an old thread, so I would recommend starting a new one of your own to get more looks. To me your chicken look like it is being pecked by other birds, and may be getting an eye infection. Fowl pox, a virus spread by mosquitoes, can be similar to this with scabs around the face, comb, and wattles. Clean any drainage from the eye with saline or water, and apply some Terramycin eye ointment or plain neosporin ointment to her eye twice daily.
     
  7. emilyandbj

    emilyandbj Just Hatched

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    Thanks I will try some of the ideas
    Thanks again
     

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