Swelling around eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Liam91, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Liam91

    Liam91 Hatching

    Nov 24, 2014
    Recently one of my hens started moulting and lost feathers around her head and face , shortly after I noticed one eye had swelling around it, no idea what has caused it and no other hens are showing signs of swelling
    Any ideas ?
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I'm wondering if she may have scratched it? There is some eye ointment you can buy at the farm store. I do forget the name but someone at the store could help. It comes in a little tube.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome
    Sorry to hear your having problems with your hen. Could you describe in a bit more detail what the swelling is like? Is it weeping? Is it showing any signs of scabs on it? Any signs of an injury? Is there anything stuck in her eye or the lids? Pics are always usefull for actually showing what it is like. With more detail members should be able to help you more with your hen :frow

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