PLEASE HELP Eye is filled with white gunk Photo attached

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rarebear, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. rarebear

    rarebear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2012
    North Carolina
    I hope someone can help. This is my first year with my chickens. They are all healthy with the excpetion of this problem. One of my French Copper Marans has this thick white gunk in her eye. At first I thought it was plain yougurt as I had given the girls a bowl of it which they devoured and made a mess with shaking it off their beaks. For a few days I brough her in an was able to rinse it out. It was gone for a week and is now back. Again I rinsed it all out but her lid is now covering about 1/3 of her eye. Could this be yougurt or is this a pus filled infection? What can I do to help her? This photo was taken before I cleaned her eye out.
  2. DanielleinLA

    DanielleinLA Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Sounds like an infection. Her eye socket looks abnormally large which could be a sign of a abnormal growth or severe swelling. A vet might be able to treat her if you are so inclined. Good luck!

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