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PLEASE HELP - Swollen eye in my turken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jaclynmadams, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. jaclynmadams

    jaclynmadams New Egg

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    I just noticed Chauncy had her eye swollen with a scab/ injury. She is eating and drinking fine. What caused this and how do I treat? I put some regular antibiotic on it. This is my first chicken emergency so I am not sure how to treat! All help is appreciated!![​IMG]
     
  2. jaclynmadams

    jaclynmadams New Egg

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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I suppose it could be a peck wound that has abscessed, or some type of sting. Has there been any fowl pox in your flock recently?
     
  4. jaclynmadams

    jaclynmadams New Egg

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    No, never had any disease in the flock. Everyone is healthy and spoiled. I have seven total. It feels kind of hard but no scab?? Almost like a little crater.
     
  5. jaclynmadams

    jaclynmadams New Egg

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    The eye is swollen and almost looks like an abscess like on bumblefoot and hard. Some of the outer area is swollen and puffy. When tried to lance, only a little blood. I got a general antibiotic to add to her water and isolated her. Also got eye ointment someone recommended. Heart breaks to see her like this
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The only other possibility I could think of would be a cyst or a tumor. Hopefully the antibiotic will help. Maybe someone else will recognize a similar wound or lesion.
     

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