Pullet has swollen eye/falls over

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yoda2293, Jun 18, 2009.

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    yoda2293 In the Brooder

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    Hi, i've go a EE pullet that developed a swollen eye a few days ago, I treated her with opthamalic eye ointment 2x a day and it seemed to be getting better. Then yesterday, she would not come out of the coop and her eye was bloody! I brought her inside and rinsed her eye area with artificial tears and reapplied the ointment (Terramicin) in the morning. In the afternoon, her eye was back to just being swollen, but she seems to really be itching that eye and sometimes falls over, she even did a completer barrel roll this morning after I put the ointment in! Any ideas, she's so sweet, I feel so bad for her![​IMG]
     
  2. Quote:I'm not sure why she would be falling over. Is she being pecked and that is why the eye turned bloody? Perhaps she needs to be isolated for a couple of day and allowed to heal?
     
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    yoda2293 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply, yo guys on BYC are the best resource us chickennewbies could ever ask for! I did isolate her in a age inside with a heat lamp, Duramycin and PolyViSol in her water and her food. I thought she might be getting pecked at too but she seems to scrath that eye alot...[​IMG]
     
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    yoda2293 In the Brooder

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    Anyone....? Sound of crickets chirping can be heard....[​IMG]
     

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