Swollen and warm around the eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KPort Chick, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. KPort Chick

    KPort Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen has swollen skin around the eye which is warm to the touch. The eye itself looks just fine. I didn't see any cuts or scraps either. Should I do anything? I could clean up the area just in case there is a small scratch I didn't see, I suppose...
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a saline rinse would help flush anything in her eye. I'm not sure, as I haven't ever come across this problem before.
     
  3. KPort Chick

    KPort Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a feeling that she got scratched by the rooster so I just washed up the area a bit and put neosporin all around the eye. LIke I said, the eye is fine so I don't want to mess with it. Thanks for your response though. Anyone else have any idea?
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you get a picture? Could be respiratory issue starting or a nasal infection drawing into the eye. Pics might help.

    Jody
     

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