Update 5-18 eyePHOTO of nasty closed/ swollen- white peahens eye~ HELP

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by wannabchick, May 16, 2011.

  1. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Constantly doing the yawn thing, and shakeing head.. treated before.. with safeguard.. then we thought.. since the chickens had cocidious treated all flocks..with corid

    now this in white peahen- I asked about it before and what to do.. but think these photos will help you tell me more about what treatment and what I should do
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  2. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How far does it stick out from the side of her face? No matter what you will have to drain it. I would feel it to see if it feels like liquid if it does make a small incision or hole and squeeze the stuff out. If it is solid make an incision running from the eye to the end of the lump and squeeze the mass out. I would use two people one to hold one to cut. It is important you start at the eye so you dont accidentally slip into it and blind her. You do not need to cut that deep you are just cutting the skin. Also is that yellow stuff on her eye the drug you used or some stuff coming out of the infection. Good Luck and take pics if you can
     
  3. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:Yellow is nothing I put on her eye..

    Your saying.. cut her eye??????????? um... what??? I am freaking here... cut where.. above the slit.. below the slit.. with what type of knife.. I cant beleive this... ayaya
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  4. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    I had a buttercup hen that had almost the same issue, her eye was pecked out, and the flesh was torn. It was a mess, I kept trying to clean it out, and the infection was horrible, and I gave her antibiotic, and kept getting the infection out of her eye hole. When I get it cleaned out I will super glue her eye shut. Hope that helps with your peahen.
     
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  5. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just try and get some warm water and flush it out to open it. Then maybe use some antibiotic eye ointment. I would not cut her.
     
  6. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I know nothing about peafowl, but I had a pug dog (big bugged out eyes that always were getting hurt) she would get ulcer type injuries to her eyes and we had to get an eye salve from the vet that was antibiotic. A couple of times her eye had to be stitched closed to heal. The swelling/drainage says infection to me that needs to be cleared and will probably take both injection and salve antibiotic. Have you actually seen the eyeball itself, is it in tact? In humans you can use a weak boric acid wash for many eye irritations/injury's (1 tbsp in 1 qt STERILE water.), but don't know if that would work on peafowl, or if the infection is to severe.
     
  7. Kassaundra

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    Quote:x2

    especially if it is draining already, it needs to be kept draining and encouraged to drain, by not drying shut, I would think cutting would complicate the issue and possibly allow infection to spread to the blood.
     
  8. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brookings Oregon
    If you look at the top of her eye it looks like there might be a wound caused from another bird. Then maybe it got infected. I know some birds just cant resist pecking at the shinney, eye. I had a quail that did that all the time to the other birds.. I actually had one quail loose her eye over it.

    Good luck..
     
  9. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please I have done this before. If you wait longer you are risking her eye. Cut bellow her eye.
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    But only do that if it feels solid. If not only make a small hole and squeeze it out. We used a brand new clean box cutter, and we kept her separate for a day so the other birds would not peck.
     
  10. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I would wait for a few others to chime in before you start SX! Sorry, I can't help. Looks like an injury to me that got infected.
     

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