swollen under eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nicki1770, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. nicki1770

    nicki1770 Hatching

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    Hi I am new to having chickens as pets, but i love them, however my plymouth rock called Rosie (on my photos), has a swelling under eye. All her under eye has swelled up around the red bit, i took her to the vets 2 weeks ago which gave her some slow release antibiotics, as she said it could have been blocked scinus or an infection. The vet did say she was a domestic animal vet but she would still see Rosie. Rosies eye has swelled up even more now and i dont know what to do. I have seperated her from my other 6 chickens, and left her just one chicken friend to keep her company, i also have to throw away the eggs. i would be most grateful if anyone would advise me on what i could try or do next. Thank you
     

  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Songster

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    I can't see any photos on your profile page. Can you post a link to the photo?
     
  3. nicki1770

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    I dont have a photo of the swollen eye, just the chicken..xx
     
  4. BirdyMe

    BirdyMe Songster

    Is the eye draining any kind of fluid? If it's some sort of eye infection, then I would recommend using Vetricyn to clean the eye up. They sell it at most feed stores.
     

  5. nicki1770

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    No nothing is coming from the eye its just a large swelled half moon area below the eye. The vet pressed the area and said it was sore as the chicken kept twitching when she prodded it. I have felt it and the lump is quite hard.
     

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