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Postby BB » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:39 am

Not really anything to do with pirates, but one of my chickens has a ruptured eye :shock: (or so says the vet) and she looks like she needs an eye patch!
So she is on antibiotics in the moment and on Thursday we'll see if she is ok or if she needs surgery.
When the vet checked her out last week, he tried to open her eye but all this yellowy- white puss was in the eye, he wasn't 100% sure if it was part of the eye socket or if it was some sort of infection.
I've seen her scratch the eye and some more yucky stuff came out, but otherwise she is eating and still sometimes runs around with the other ones. But I think it must hurt like hell, she also just stays at one spot and tries to relax instead of racing around with the others. The swelling( on the whole side of her head) seemed to gone down a little, but I think however we decide on at the vet, she'll always going to be a little one-eyed pirate :?
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Postby BB » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:41 am

Well, we went ahead with the surgery. I just picked her up and she is doing great! I decided to keep her in a separate pen for at least a week as I'm worried the other chickens peck on the stitches. The vet told me she'll still be all groggy, but as soon as I opened the door of the carry box she was out and eating grains, walking around and wanting out (of the pen, scratching around with the other chickens)!!!! :lol:
I'm sooo happy she is alright, I actually thought she won't make surgery...
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Postby suki'smom » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:23 pm

wow, awesome she is doing well.
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Postby BB » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:35 pm

thank you!
she really is her normal self and happy as ever!
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Postby pat » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:44 am

bb,
so glad you chicken is doing good.
Ihad a couple a chickens that had that problem, I had no idea what that was. how does that happen?

I have a chicken that looks like yours. she is real friendly.
she will sits on hubby's backhoe while he is driving it :roll:
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Postby BB » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:47 pm

I'm not quite sure how it happened.....maybe some other chicken pecked it, or she got it caught somewhere??

I'm just so amazed that she survived the surgery AND is doing well!!
The eye (well, non-existing-) is all sunken back and healed without problems.
She doesn't appear handicapped at all, well unless I've got morsels for them, I make sure she can see them... :)

I'm glad I could give her another lease on life, even when everyone told me that I'm nuts!
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Postby suki'smom » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:00 pm

Kudos to you for not giving up on her! So awesome that she made it through the surgery and is now leading a happy and normal life.
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Postby BB » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:43 am

Thanks!
You have no idea just how many people looked at me strange and said things like, " but you can get 20 chickens for the money you pay at the vet".
I know it is a bit crazy, but I really like my chickens.... :roll:
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Postby d.cutrell » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:59 am

Thats really great to hear!! Glad she is doing good. Had to chuckle to myself cause if she lived here, she would have been bobcat food!!

(oops, did I type that?) :D :shock:
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Postby d.cutrell » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:00 am

Thats really great to hear!! Glad she is doing good. Had to chuckle to myself cause if she lived here, she would have been bobcat food!!

(oops, did I type that?) :D :shock:
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Postby d.cutrell » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:01 am

Thats really great to hear!! Glad she is doing good. Had to chuckle to myself cause if she lived here, she would have been bobcat food!!

(oops, did I type that?) :D :shock:
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Postby BB » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:36 am

:| :lol:
You didn't have to mention it THREE TIMES!!!!! :mrgreen:

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