Rooster With Terrible Eye Injury....Please Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Padfoot417, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Padfoot417

    Padfoot417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all...
    I went to let out my flock of 10 this morning and noticed that my Light Brahma roo, Moe, had something wrong with his right eye.
    The side of his face was a little swollen around the eye, which was swollen shut and leaking fluid. There was a shaving in it which I took out, and then was able to get a good look. There was a dark grayish blob over the pupil which I first assumed was some kind of debris until I looked at the rest of the eye. The bottom was slightly caved in, the entire thing was an orangey color, and around the pupil was a terrible dark red-orange. I know my Silkie rooster must've dealt the damage. The real problem is that he's also half-blind in his left eye. He can't see his food/water very well, if at all, and walks very cautiously. (I got him when he was 6 moths old, and assume he may have had spindle leg and possible bumble foot as a chick. he "gimps" when he walks, and it's gotten progressively worse, but never seemed to bother him)
    Moe has had his eye closed most of the day, and it's still leaking and swollen. I've kept him separated and managed to get him drinking water from a bottle cap; as well as eating an entire applesauce cup. He's also eaten a few pellets, and slept a lot of the day wrapped in a towel and snuggled on the couch with me.
    I'm just worried that he won't be able to really function anymore. He's pretty bad as it is, total blindness is the last thing he needs. I'm also sure he must be in a lot of pain, but I don't know if I can give him a small amount of Benadryl or some kind of ointment or something....
    I love Moe, but I can't exactly have an 11 pound rooster in my house all the time being babied because he's blind. If I had my own home I would in a heartbeat, but my parents won't exactly be happy if he crows in the middle of the night...
    I really just want some advice. I want to relieve his pain and just make things easy for him. I'm afraid this is the thing that'll put poor Moe in the ground. It seems like euthanasia would even be humane at this point. [​IMG] Does anyone know what I should do? Has anyone ever had this happen to them..?
    Thank you to anyone who can help....
    ~Kate
     

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