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Tear Duct Blocked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by msyfoopoo, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. msyfoopoo

    msyfoopoo Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2014
    North Chicagoland
    I have a 2 year old hen with a tear duct that seems to be blocked. When I push on the swollen area, liquid comes out into the eye (tears), and the swelling goes down. This has been going on for several months. I keep thinking that there is a blockage, and by massaging it every day the blockage would clear. If you have experience solving this problem, I would appreciate hearing from you.

    Thanks a bunch,
    Nan from Illinois
  2. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2012
    I dont know if this will help, but i have a quail with what i think is also a clogged tear duct. We did the warm compress thing.... Has this resolved in your hen?
  3. whitneyp

    whitneyp New Egg

    Feb 12, 2015
    What is the warm compress technique? I have a Sebastopol goose that my eye doctor, who has treated birds, thinks may have a clogged tear duct. I've been giving antibiotic eye drops for a month, but his check is still swollen. Any advice?
  4. whitneyp

    whitneyp New Egg

    Feb 12, 2015
    Oops, his cheek is still swollen.

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