6 week old chick with swollen eye(s)
Try pulling back the upper and lower lids and see if there is any waxy or cheesy substance that you can gently work out. If the chick got something in her eye that caused an infection, this stuff is pus and she will need help expelling it from the eye. Birds don't make runny pus like mammals.
Vetericyn makes a special ophthalmic gel for eye problems. It's pricey though. I found it online.
That's about it for my experience with swollen eyes. Good luck and really watch your other birds carefully in case it's caused by something contagious. I had something similar with a little bantam. Took several weeks of eye rinses, removing pus, and eye gel to get the eye looking normal, but it stayed weepy for some time. She is fine now, 2 yrs later and none of the other bantams had any problems.
Welcome to BYC. What is the chick's history--did she come from a local farm, did you hatch, or is she from a hatchery? Do you have older chickens? MG or mycoplasma can show up in chicks a few weeks old, causing swollen eyelids, if they have been exposed to a carrier bird, but MG is also sometimes passed through hatching eggs. Wild birds also can bring it in. Other problems that might cause eye swelling are high ammonia levels from droppings, dust in feed or bedding. Does the chick have any nasal drainage or noisy or difficult breathing? If you suspect a respiratory disease, then I would treat with Tylan 50 injectable, given by mouth, 1/4 ml twice a day for 5 days. Other antibiotics are sometimes used in the water if the chick is drinking well, but sick birds usually don't. The Vetericyn Eye Gel is a good idea, and Terramycin Eye Ointment is also good. Make sure that your coop ventilation is very good, since fresh air can help prevent infections.Make sure the bedding is fresh and dry. Water spills can cause mold which is harmful, and can cause fungal infections.
Edited by Eggcessive - 9/30/15 at 7:06am
The sneezing and eye bubbles and drainage can be a sign of mycoplasma or MG. I would go ahead and medicate her, and if you are giving it orally, give the 1/4 ml twice a day for 5 days. If you give it by injection, then give a little less than that. Some plain yogurt or probiotics after treatment should help her gut bacteria get back to normal. Good luck.
All antibiotics pretty much say that, but after a 2-3 week withdrawal time, most people will eat the eggs. If you are using Duramycin 10, then use 1 tablespoonful per gallon of water, and treat for 7 days, or follow the label. If it is oxytetracycline, I would need to know if it is Durvet brand or not.