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22 day old chick with sticky eyes

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I can't upload the picture but my chick looks like this, how do I fix it, should I separate it? help!

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Yep, isolate it immediately. Does she show any other symptoms? (e.g. nasal discharge or rasping breathing?). Either way, you may wish to consider cleaning the eyes in a mild saline solution (or luke warm water) and then administering antibiotic eye drops (e.g. Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment / drops) and add vitamin supplements to the water - helps the immune system to fight whatever is going on. If there are other symptoms, then giving a broad spectrum antibiotic to the water may either address her problem, or at worst fight off any secondary infections. Personally, i only do the latter if the chicken is showing symptoms of general illness - lethargy, not eating or running around doing "chicken things".

 

All the best 

 

CT

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yes

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it started sneezing last night and I have seen white goo in its eyes

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 I did that Thanks

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