Rooster with swollen eye - Help please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by norcocowgirl, May 3, 2011.

  1. norcocowgirl

    norcocowgirl New Egg

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    I have a rooster that has a very large growth or infection under his left eye. The eye is swollen shut and there is a roundish lump about 1 inch under the eye. This just came up in the last day or so. Would like some suggestions as to how to treat.
     
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  2. dawg53

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    Quote:Could it be a sting by a wasp or bee? Could your roo have scratched himself and got the area infected? Try soaking it with a warm wash cloth and see if it comes to a head. You can snuggly wrap your rooster in a towel and lay him down sideways and then soak the area in question. You might have to soak several times a day for a few days to get it come to a head so that it could be drained. Is there any wheezing or sneezing? Coughing or runny nose? Gurgling noises? If there is...it would be a respiratory problem and not an insect sting nor injury.
     
  3. norcocowgirl

    norcocowgirl New Egg

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    Thanks, I just noticed it this morning, he is free to roam all over the property, about an acre. It could be a bee sting, he is not wheezing, there is not any discharge from it. Should I give him any antibiotics?
     
  4. dawg53

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    Quote:I would try the soak with a warm wash cloth for a few days to see if it comes to a head. Antibiotics should be an absolute last resort.
     
  5. Jarrahtree

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    Hi, my chook has a similar problem, she has 2 swollen lumps near front of her eye. She is otherwise a happy chook, no other changes in her behaviour, I've washed her eye with saline. The lumps seem firm, took 2 mths to get this large. Anyone got a suggestion as to what it might be? I would like to post a pic but not sure how to do it :-/
     

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