Silkie wakes up with both eyes sealed shut, need information

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ghigbee, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. ghigbee

    ghigbee New Egg

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    I have a pretty good size flock of different breeds. One group is 4 Blue Splash Silkies that are about 5 months old and they have a 3-4 month old Slate turkey that runs with them (almost the same color). One of the Silkies has been waking up for the last 4 days or so with her eyes sealed shut with a crusty formation. When I clean the crust off it seems that there may be a green gooey under her closed lids (probably indicative of an infection). I don't see any tiny critters or anything but I can't figure out what I need to do for her. As far as I can tell she's eating and drinking fine. They are free range so I don't know that for sure. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just dab a little neosporin on the eyes 2 or 3 times a day, should clear it right up. I had the same thing and it worked for me. Good luck
     
  3. ghigbee

    ghigbee New Egg

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    Thanks. Any idea what the problem was? Any idea if it's contagious? I'd hate to have to treat the entire flock. I have around thirty birds!
     

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