under the Eee severely swollen! HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sierralouise, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. sierralouise

    sierralouise New Egg

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    My Chickens eye is extremely swollen. This just sprang up and I've isolated her from the other chickens. Not sure what to do! Help please!!
    She is around 1 year and shes a small black bantum chicken. She doesn't seemed bothered by it. But her left eye is tearing up as the swelling gets larger

    This site wont let me post pictures so if images needed I will send them! Its a large red and yellow bubble!
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011
  2. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Out Of The Brooder

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    does it look like this?

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  3. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has she got any bubbles or discharge in the eye? Have you isolated her from your other chickens? Xx
     
  4. sierralouise

    sierralouise New Egg

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    She is currently isolated and yes looks similar. but much larger. it looks like its filled to the max with some type of fluid.
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  5. julia39

    julia39 Out Of The Brooder

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    do you use cedar bedding???? that can cause them to swell since it is toxic to them..
     
  6. sierralouise

    sierralouise New Egg

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    No the only thing in their coops is some hay. They stay in at night and free range outside during the day
     
  7. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw bless her. Do you have a vets near you as it might need lancing? I would boil some water and put a whole teaspoon of salt in it, once its luke warm bath her eye. If you have any eye drops for either conjunctavitis or pink eye put 1 x drop in 3 times a day.. Hope this helps till you can see a vet hun. Tracy [​IMG]
     
  8. sierralouise

    sierralouise New Egg

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    thank you! I will try that! hopefully I can get the vet before the holidays! [​IMG]
     
  9. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could also use some baby asprin too if she has a fever. I had a chicken whos eye was very like yours. After bathing it everyday and putting eye drops in it cleared up, and giving her the baby asprin takes away the pain so she started eating again. Xx
     
  10. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's an abscess and should be drained or lanced such that infectious material can be removed.
     

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