Pullet with swollen face

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CarpCharacin, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Eggcessive

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    Sometimes the pus can be behind the eye, and when you squeeze it, the pus may come out.
     
  2. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    She's doing worse today, the swelling is more severe, and she's acting lethargic. The swelling feels firm. MVIMG_20190818_201114.jpg MVIMG_20190818_201130.jpg
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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    I'm sorry.

    Do you have somebody that could help you dig the pus out?
     
  4. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Yeah, but I'm nervous about doing that. I can't see exactly where the pus is, but it looks like there might be some on her top eyelid.
     
  5. mamablair

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    No advice unfortunately but I hope your baby has a speedy recovery. :fl
     
  6. Texas Kiki

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  7. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    This is what I see in her eye:
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    Her eye is in the back, should I try poking the swollen part in front with a needle?
     
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  8. Texas Kiki

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    Come see please.
     
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  9. Tycine1

    Tycine1 Crowing

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    Could 'massage' the area with a warm moist washcloth, might be soothing for her too. Can put triple antibiotic ointment (without pain meds) directly into the eye. I had good success with my hen putting a drop of Visine for allergy eyes in (no adverse affect and seemed to soothe her eye). I know the Visine for allergy eyes burns at first, but within seconds the sting goes away and it really does take the pain away; I assume it's the same for chicken eyes.
     
  10. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    I think the swelling is pushing her beak off to one side, and I don't think she's eating or drinking. Should I poke the swollen part to see if it will drain?
     
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