What is going on in this pic?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JLoner, May 20, 2016.

  1. JLoner

    JLoner Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Buttercup who is currently in my bathroom. Laying on a warmed magic bag.

    On Sunday we noticed its eye was shut, not swollen though. We gave our flock of 9 some plain Greek yogurt and all seemed fine. Last evening we went in and noticed this. Dried blood on the beak, and a tiny bit of blood around the eye that is clearly swollen shut.

    Strangely, on Monday both my kids woke up with pink eye... Eldest is now ok, youngest is still not doing so great. They both wash their hands with soap and water after handling them. We are fastidious about it!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She most likely got pecked in the face and eye.
    You can try applying a damp warm compress to the eye to get it worked open, then flush it with some saline. That way you can see what is going on. If it has anything in it (pus, bedding, crumbles, etc.) gently work that out with a wet qtip.
    You can apply some Vetericyn eye gel or Terramycin eye ointment in the eye to help it heal.
     
  3. JLoner

    JLoner Out Of The Brooder

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    You can apply some Vetericyn eye gel or Terramycin eye ointment in the eye to help it

    Any idea where I can get these? I am in Canada (east coast). I went to a drug store and the pharmacist looked at me like I had 10 heads!
     
  4. nposluszny

    nposluszny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll have to get to a farm/feed store I think. I don't know if you have Agway, Tractor Supply, etc. but that's where I get mine.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Didn't realize you were in Canada.
    Feed stores usually carry them (US), so you may have to order online from somewhere like Petco, Amazon or Ebay.
     

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