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saline water for eye........salt and boiled water?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by farmgirl2477, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. farmgirl2477

    farmgirl2477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im pretty sure Ive read this somewhere, but of course, I cant find it. Is it about 3/4tsp boiled into 1gal of water then cooled? Need to try washing out a chicks eye.

    Thanks,
    Shannon
     
  2. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    I dont' know the correct ratio to mix, I woul djust use regular distilled water if I had to do that.
    Or buy something specifically for the eye, if there is more than just dirt in it....
     
  3. farmgirl2477

    farmgirl2477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would human eye drops be ok? I have bauch & Lomb moisture eyes. Not sure if its dirt or what in the chicks eye. Friends bought them for me yesterday from a not so great home. One of them has a really swollen eye today.

    Shannon
     
  4. biretta

    biretta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think contact saline would be okay, just use the rinsing and storage stuff, not the multipupose that also disinfects. Or just eye drops, artificial tears. Normal saline is .09%; I think chickens likely have the same salinity.
     
  5. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Contact solution would work, as biretta said. It has the right chemistry so its non-irritating.
     

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