Yellow Mass in eye socket

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nhbuckeye, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. nhbuckeye

    nhbuckeye New Egg

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    I am hoping to get some help with this issue. We have two Aracuana bantams with this issue. They are older, about 5 yrs old. The birds are eating, drinking, and acting normal, other than not laying, but they haven't been in a while (6 plus months). Our other birds do not have this issue, but I am worried they may develop it if this is a contagious disease.

    Questions I have are: 1) what is it 2) how to treat it (the mass), and 3) how to treat the underlying disease?

    Any feedback is welcome.

    Thanks

    Scott

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  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first thought is eye worm... ?
     
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  3. nhbuckeye

    nhbuckeye New Egg

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    if it was eye worms wouldn't she would be scratching her eye?
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    if it smells like something dead it is coryza
     
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  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Chicken pus tends to get hard and blobby like that. I'm thinking mega infection - either conjunctivitis or sinus or both. Definitely need antibiotics for the eye and I'm thinking that pus ball might need to be removed, although I don't think even I'd be comfortable doing that myself. [​IMG]
     
  6. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    using the end of a q-tip gently 'roll' it over the 'end' of yellow pus ball (dont poke in the eye under the lid, apply pressure from the outside..if you press on the side of the swelling it should force the plug out..hope that makes sense) applying a bit of pressure, the puss plug will pop right out..........it needs to be removed before it damages the eye

    has the chicken been in any fights lately? is that a puncture hole i see on the swollen eye lid (1st 2 pictures)

    could be infection caused by injury, could be infection cause by illness (infected sinuses)


    is the chicken actin g ill, any other symptoms?
     
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  7. nhbuckeye

    nhbuckeye New Egg

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    yeah its hard and cheesy not like a fluid but it doesnt smell
     
  8. nhbuckeye

    nhbuckeye New Egg

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    she has a small wound on the swollen area could that be the cause or from being pecked after
     
  9. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    whether it was from a fight or illness...i'd get her seperated away from the others for now and start on some antibiotics?

    are both sides of her beak swollen or just the one? in the (3rd?) picture i think i see the other side has some swelling too? (but on my mobile so cant see the pics too well)


    does she have any discharge from her beak/nostrils/eyes (apart from the pus of course!)
     
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  10. nhbuckeye

    nhbuckeye New Egg

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    the other side is starting to swell but there is no discharge from the beak and but we do think it might be a sinus infection, what antibiotics do you recomend
     
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