Silkie with weeping eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AppleJackAcres, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. AppleJackAcres

    AppleJackAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2013
    York County, PA
    I hatched this chick out for my friend couple months ago. It's now 5 months old and shortly after it hatched she had a weepy eye and dirt/feathers would get get stuck to it. I washed it out with saline and applied poly-trim eye drops twice a day. When she was about 1 month old she was better. I went over to my friends farm yesterday and her eye is weepy again! Same eye, other eye is perfect, no nasal discharge, acting fine and eating/drinking normally. We applied warm compresses and trimmed feathers and pulled the discharge off. I told her to lavage with saline at least once a day. Does anyone with experience know what cause this? My first though was entropian like dogs get.. But her eyelids seem normal. Besides saline and antiobiotic drops I was hoping if anyone had any other suggestions. Thanks!!

    After trim and cleaning
  2. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

    Jun 14, 2012
    Tasmania. Australia
    If she has no other symptoms, it may just be a case of keeping the feathers around the eye trimmed. I had a 32 year old horse who's eye used to blow up like a tennis ball whenever it was dry and dusty, I just made up saline and irrigated. It would always come good. RIP Posh Josh[​IMG]

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