Swollen shut eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bayouhomestead, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. bayouhomestead

    bayouhomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there I just discovered my sweet buff with a swollen shut eye. She is very lethargic and hunched up. Would anyone have a clue what is wrong with her? [​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Does she have any noisy breathing, nasal drainage, sneezing, or other respiratory symptoms? Is there any pus or drainage in her eye? Could she have been pecked around her eye? Have any other chickens recently been sick? She may have an eye infection, or she could have a respiratory sinus infection. I would clean her eye with saline, and look for anything such as a foreign body in her eye. Apply some Terramycin eye ointment from the feed store. She may also need some antibiotics such as Tylan 50 injectable given orally, or oxytetracycline in her water if she has a respiratory disease.
     
  3. bayouhomestead

    bayouhomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you. No sign of respiratory infection. I will flush eye and look for foreign matter. i had one chicken pass away in the night a few weeks ago. No sign of illness. It was a complete shock for me.
     

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