Strange Injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HS Pye, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy All,

    I have some friends who own a RIR hen. One morning they found her eye just 'pushed' in, but the night before she was perfectly fine. Her eye is still there but it gets all watery when you uncover the eyelid. Do y'all have any idea what the problem could be?

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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If she has other chickens, it could be a pecking injury.
     
  3. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We think it could be too. Is there any treatment we could give it? Here's a photo of the eye:[​IMG]

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  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Just put some regular old Neosporin ointment in the eye once a day, to prevent infection. Or you can get some antibiotic ophthalmic ointment from the feed store. It is possible (or likely) she was blinded.
     
  5. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the eye or on the scab? Will she ever be able to see again?

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  6. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can put it over her eye ball and all.
     

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