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Swollen Eye

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by NicoleFJ, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. NicoleFJ

    NicoleFJ New Egg

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    Hi
    My name is Nicole.
    Due to unfortunate events my peacock "Charlie" got pecked in the eye by a rooster. His eye has been swollen for a week now and I've been trying home remedies such as tea bags. But the swelling has not gone down.
    Help? Any useful tips?
     
  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello Nicole,
    Poor Charlie! Can you post a picture of his eye?
    Then the peapeople will be better able to advise you.
     
  3. NicoleFJ

    NicoleFJ New Egg

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    [​IMG] This is his good eye.
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    This is the eye that got poked.When we purchased Charlie, he got poked before we bought his last friday. The previous owner said the gave him a shot of penicillin but it hasn't gone down.
     
  4. pedda munnangi

    pedda munnangi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, If you inject 0.5cc of Tylan 200 right into the bump,the birds eye will return to normal in less than a week. Only one shot will do. I have treated exactly the same illness before a few times with complete success.. You can buy Tylan 200 on line- poultry medications, amazon. etc..
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Nicole, first I want to say Welcome to BYC!

    Actually, both eyes look swollen, and my guess would be sinus infection. Here is a recent thread from someone else who had a pea with a sinus infection recently. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/738914/puffy-eyed-peafowl I think Charlie does need antibiotics, but not penicillin. Baytril or Tylan should help him.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I was just going to say that! And [​IMG], Nicole.
     
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  7. NicoleFJ

    NicoleFJ New Egg

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    Thank you all for helpful information :)
    I appreciate it and I'm sure "Charlie" will to.
    -Nicole
     
  8. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm glad that you were referred to that recent thread, there is a lot of really useful advice there.
    I just wanted to add that since it looks like poor Charlie is swollen up on both sides and may be having problems with nostril blockage?
    You probably will want to do something for him ASAP.
     

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