Swollen Eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sharylva, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Sharylva

    Sharylva In the Brooder

    Any Advice? One of my chickens eye is extremely swollen, it has gone down some since last week and I have seen glimpses of her eye and it has started to drain a little. Didn't see any drainage last week. Other than her comb looking pale last week and the fact she hasn't been laying for about a month and a half she does not show any other signs of sickness, breathing is normal, and beak is dry. I have attached a couple of pictures but it is kind of hard to see.

    1) What type of bird , age and weight. Speckled Sussex, about 9 mths, not sure on the weight
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. Left Eye is swollen. Seems to be acting normal this week, was a little lethargic last week, hasn't been laying for about 1 1/2 mths, her comb was almost white last week but is a little redder this week
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? Noticed it last Tuesday morning(9/6/2011)
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? No
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. not unless something poked her in the eye
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Not sure, wondering if something stung her eye
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Switched her back to chick starter for the higher protein content, got her chicken vitamins for her water, BOSS and a mixed bird seed(cracked corn, grains etc) and adding dried mealy worms for extra protein.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Was a little runny last week but is firmer this week
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Washing her eye with saline solution, treating it with terramycin, keeping her in the house so I can monitor her food and water intake and keep her eye out of the sun and away from my other chicken. (I only have the two)
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Will have to treat my self, I haven't found anyone in my area that treats chickens
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    In her coop I use pine shavings but since I have had her in the house I've been putting a towel in a portable kennel to eliminate any dust from getting in her eye

    Thanks in advance for any advice. She is my first chicken and I would hate to lose her.

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