What's wrong with her eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shady chickens, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. shady chickens

    shady chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I found my chicken looking like this today. It doesn't look like she got pecked or attacked in any way. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to help her?

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  2. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one with an eye swollen shut, too. We've been calling ours "Elle Driver" after the Daryl Hannah character with an eye patch in "Kill Bill".

    My philosophy with chickens is generally to leave them alone and they either get better or they don't.
     
  3. dedern

    dedern Out Of The Brooder

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    My 10 week old wellie looks the same. Started her on Terramycin in h2o and electrolytes
     
  4. flip9109

    flip9109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    had this a few weeks ago went through most of mine in a few days each. i put Terramycin in there water as well. seemed to do the trick.
     
  5. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When treating a chicken with Terramycin is it ok to eat their eggs?
     
  6. flip9109

    flip9109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    everything i read says no to eatting the eggs while treating with Terramycin.
     
  7. dedern

    dedern Out Of The Brooder

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    THERE ARE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PACK
     
  8. shady chickens

    shady chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. The eye is nearly swollen shut this morning. I will get some meds today, and maybe separate her so I know which eggs are hers!
     
  9. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black cochin hen had the same thing and it took me forever to get rid of it.... teramycin didnt do it for me. Her eye was swollen shut and goopy so i got some ointment from my step mothers cat used for allergies (which was NOT reccomended by the vet) and cleaned her eye with a warm clean wash cloth every night for 2 weeks. I only used a tiny bit of the ointment around her eye for 2 days and that seemed to do the trick.
     
  10. Rogue_Woman

    Rogue_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This went through most of my flock too, all but one recovered in a day. The one that didn't got the ax last night, she was in bad shape. Has anyone noticed diarrhea with this? Every single one of mine got a case of the runs with this, which stopped another day or two after their eyes cleared up. I sure would love to know what caused it, but I think illnesses in general are horrible this year with the nasty heat humidity and my god, the flies! I've been spending more time on integrated pest management than I've ever thought possible!
     

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