Rooster with eye problem..Please help! Pic added

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by foxyk91, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. foxyk91

    foxyk91 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my Blue Cochin Roo that has something going on with his eye. I bought him yesterday from the NY state fair. Didn't realize his eye was messed up. I put Terramycin in his eye today. Should I be doing anything else? New to chickens


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  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    Isolate him, may be contagious . Terramycin eye ointment should help, but beware if he shows respiratory signs.
     
  3. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a sinus infection or coryza (coryza is sort of a broad term that might include a sinus infection). Any discharge?
     
  4. foxyk91

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    His eye seems to water a little but no other signs of discharge. He is eating fine & acting fine. His poop is also normal.
     
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  5. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So antibiotics is the way to go. Start out with the antibiotic eye ointment mentioned by the previous poster.
     
  6. Lady Badlands

    Lady Badlands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to share what I would do, but make clear that this is not advice nor is it a recommendation. It's what I would do if it were my rooster. First I would use Willard's Water or Colloidal Silver to purify the exterior of the swelling. I would then take the sharp point end of a surgical knife and very carefully pop the underside of the swelling and allow it to drain. I would then squirt or spray Colloidal Silver into the wound to kill any infection. I would keep applying the Colloidal Silver several times a day until the wound scabbed up and dropped off. Again, this is not advice and I'm not recommending that you follow this procedure. I do recommend that you see your avian specialist to take care of this.
     
  7. foxyk91

    foxyk91 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for responding. I will continue with the Terramycin ointment & see how it is in a few days or if it gets worse before then. I dont dare pop it because I'm not experienced & dont feel comfortable. If it comes to that though..I will ask my vet to do it.

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  8. Honeysucklefeathers

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    Do isolate him. Just in case. Good luck and I too use Colloidal Silver [​IMG]
     

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