Swollen eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Tinman, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday afternoon I noticed one of my chickens eyes was swollen. I picked her up and it looks like a bug bite to me. At the time I decided to wait and see. Today it is still swollen with no improvement. She eats normaly,acts normaly and her poo is solid. She dose scratch it alot so I know it itches. She does not seem to be in pain. Should I just let it run its coarse or should I get some meds. What med would anybody recomend [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it oozy or watery? If not, she probably just got bit by a bug, and the swelling should go down on it's own. Let us know! [​IMG]
     
  3. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not watery or oozy. It just looks funny and she knows it. You can tell she is a little self concious. Maybe because I keep staring at her.
     
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  4. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry - I had to laugh!

    I'd just keep an eye on her to watch for any developments. Good luck!
     
  5. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her eye seems to be getting better or maybe I`m just getting use to it. [​IMG] The funny thing is she looks like she got punched in the eye. Oh by the way her name is Snooky
     
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  6. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curios how this turns out... i think my chickens have the same thing no other symptons though.
     
  7. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps some benadryl for Snooky?
     
  8. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today the swelling went down alot. She is starting to look normal again. The only thing is she has become for lack of a better word CHICKEN. She is very skiddish. When I give them treats, if I just put a bowl of blueberries or something down for them. The Chick click dives in first while the Cool Chicks circle looking for a opening and the Fat chicks just stand in the background waiting to see if anything is left for them. What I like to do is throw some stuff to one side and let the Chick click go for it and then I throw some for the Cool Chicks. That make an opening for me throw some for the Fat chicks. Well when I throw some in the direction of Snookie she turns and runs the otherway then relizes "OH A SNOOKIE SNACK" by then it is to late someone else has grabbed it. I don`t throw at her just close so she has the best chance to grap it.
     
  9. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she got pecked in the eye during a feeding frenzy. Glad to hear she's doing better! [​IMG]
     

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