Silkie Rooster with swollen eyeball

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CoopedUpChicken, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. CoopedUpChicken

    CoopedUpChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie rooster has a swollen eyeball. The eyeball itself looks a little puffed out compared to the normal one, looks like a little infected in the front corner. His eye lid can open all the way but he likes to keep his eyelid half shut. What can I do for him please?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture? Does he have any nasal or eye drainage, sneezing, gasping, or other sign of a respiratory infection? Are there any peck marks around the eye or any dirt or foreign objects inside the eye? I would get some Terramycin eye ointment to put into the eye twice a day. If there is a respiratory disease, you may want to use Tylan or tetracycline for an antibiotic orally.
     
  3. CoopedUpChicken

    CoopedUpChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some whitish eye drainage in front right corner of his eye. I've put neosporin on his eye area (tonight was 2nd night of treatment) and I haven't seen any improvement yet. I'll take a pic tomorrow when he roosts. No sneezing or anything weird. Behavior is completely normal. Eating, drinking is normal.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I will be offline for about a week or so, so cannot respond. Clean out any white or yellow discharge with QTips and saline or water before applying eye ointment.
     

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