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Silkie Problem. Please help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Aleee44, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Aleee44

    Aleee44 In the Brooder

    May 14, 2015
    Orange County
    Hi all, I was letting the girls out today and as always my silkie (ling ling) is broody so I have to pick her up and let her out and I noticed her right eye is crusty and a little swollen, kinda like the sleepy look. I noticed the other girls are fine and she's actually not acting any different but I want to get it taken care of ASAP before any of the others get infected. I was told by my feed store to give her Vetericyn and clean it and also to not take her to he vet as they will just take all my money and not have a solution.

    Since this is my first time having chickens I would like some help and best advice. Here are some photos for reference



    This is her left eye which doesn't look too much like the other


  2. SuperChickRuth

    SuperChickRuth Chirping

    Feb 11, 2016
    Try rinsing her eye with saline, and clean up any discharge or crusty stuff.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    The Vetericyn is good for eyes, and so is Terramycin eye ointment. A warm wet wash cloth rung out, held over the eye for several minutes will help to get the crust off. Hopefully, she just got pecked or got some dirt in her eye, but mycoplasma (MG) a respiratory disease, can also affect the eye. If she gets worse or shows nasal drainage, sneezing, or gasping, I would treat her with some Tylan or oxytetracycline.

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