Silkie with eye problem???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SEMCNABB, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. SEMCNABB

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    OK I got this silkie about two weeks ago from a bad home. I got 4 hens from this man and all were very under weight. This one started about a week after I got her with eye problems. I read on here went to feed store did everything I knew to do but still not better. I used Vetrx as per what I was I read on here and what I was told at the fed store. I have also used Terramycin Eye Ointment. The eye is closed all the time, not runny, and when I open it to put med in it bubbles?? She eats and drinks good and is putting on some weight. Any help or ideals???

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  2. SEMCNABB

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    No one??
     
  3. SEMCNABB

    SEMCNABB Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to chickens, anyone??
     
  4. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    so sorry about your chicken. Sounds like you are oing everythink I would do. Have you washed it out? maybe eye worm? I also use tylan injectable and drop in eyes. Keep the bird in a seperate pen away from the others and watch for open mouth breathing. Listen to the chest to see if you can hear anything. Good luck!
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  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor chicken. You might want to do a search on eye worm and see if that fits the symptoms you see, I have read about it but never treated it myself. the only other idea I have is perhaps the Terramyacin is not killing the type of bacteria that is affecting the eye. I have actually read about using neosporin for humans in the eye ( which has 3 different kinds of topical antibiotics in it in a petroleum jelly base) I tried it for one of my roosters 2-3 times a day and it cleared up his infection.
     
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  6. SEMCNABB

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    Thanks I may try that. I did look up eye worms and have tryed the Vetrx for that but did't help.
     
  7. feliciamckee

    feliciamckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does your silkie still have the eye problem? Mine has the exact same thing. I put some antibiotic ointment in it a few times but it is still the same. Let me know if you have tried anything else.
     
  8. SEMCNABB

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    I have been putting antibiotic ointment and she is a little better. How about yours?
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I would continue with the antibiotic ointment, and also try a different antibiotic, something for infection. Penicillin is good. My favorite is LS-50.
     
  10. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chicken who had an eye problem... actually she lost her eye in a fight over food with a crow who got into the run. Antibiotic ointment didn't seem to help. I used colloidal silver spray for a couple of weeks- it helped.
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