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What's wrong with her eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mycutekitties, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Songster

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    I just bathed one of my Cochins for a show and after I took this pic I noticed her eyes. What's wrong?
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  2. violetsky

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    Mites????
     
  3. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Songster

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    Quote:Not a single mite on her.
     
  4. Chicken_Pauper

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    Hum... ? How do you bathe a chicken for show? I mean, is there soap involved that could irritate an eye?

    Allergy to anything.. ? -- no cedar shavings used, right?

    It wasn't like that before the bath? Have you bathed her before, showed her before? Is it a new "soap"?

    Sorry, wish I could be more help. I don't know much about "showing" or the "getting ready" for shows. Someone else will help more... I am sure.

    Do you have eye drops or eye ointment -- there is an antibiotic eye ointment available at the feed store (or from a vet).

    Good luck.. She's really a pretty girl.
     
  5. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Songster

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    Quote:Oh no! Yes I am using cedar. Omg! This might explain some deaths I have had since I moved them into their new house!
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  6. mama dixie

    mama dixie Chirping

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    eck, what ceder is bad for the birds. can it kill them really??? eck crap oh no, much more running though my mind I just put a few shavings down in the coop till I could afford some new straw, will they be ok till am or is this a flashlight emergency..... crap it is cold and wet out side and I am in my jamies.
     
  7. mycutekitties

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    Anyone know what I should do?
     

  8. steponme1104

    steponme1104 In the Brooder

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    The cedar puts off toxic fumes that is harmful to the chickens. We use pine shavings.
     
  9. mycutekitties

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    Quote:I take back wha I said about the shavings. It was not cedar.
     
  10. andrea98

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    Wash the oils off her & air out the coop & put new bedding down ..

    Sorry didn't see your post
     
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