My favorite rooster, Leggy the white Leghorn, has gotten injured. He got scratched in the right eye, most likely by another rooster. A few days ago the area around his eye was so swelled, he could no longer open the eye. We started him on antibiotics in water, and give only him this water from a dropper twice a day. We always keep antibiotics on hand for the birds anyway. He is very easy to handle, as he remembers when I used to cuddle him when he was a baby last year (what can I say, he was my first rooster, and he loved to cuddle!!) That has made him very tame now. He still lives outside with the other birds, but we just bring him into the house in the evenings for his eye treatment.
Beware, the second picture below may be gross to some...
This picture shows Leggy's good eye.
This picture shows his bad eye. There are dark scabs around the eye now, but he can open it and the swelling is way down. At nighttime I put antibiotic eye ointment on his eye - this picture was taken right after I put the ointment on him while Randy was holding him, so it looks kinda messy.
When we first noticed Leggy's bad eye a few days ago I really didn't want to just ignore the problem as I thought he may be blind in the one eye, and he was one of the roosters I wanted to keep. He is our only White Leghorn.
Get better soon!