I used a dropper to put the saline in her eye last night, then put a little bit of antibiotic ointment on there. She blinked a little bit and just closed it again. Gave her straight nutri drench too. Did the same with saline and dropper for nutri drench this morning, she's still keeping her eye closed. I didn't use the antibiotic ointment this morning because it's so sticky. Am I supposed to put the ointment in her eye, or on the closed part? should it work right away? Her eye seems swollen and red, it could be an infection. She still drinks, picks at her food a little, and poops, but she's really small with no wing feathers like the others, and not as lively. She's not eating the chick baby cake that the others go crazy for either, she mostly just stands under the lamp. Is it possible she's just a preemie chick born early?
There's only 1 chick that keeps getting pasty butt, it comes off easily when I soak it and it doesn't look as bad as some the ones I've seen. The other 2 chicks didn't get it back after I soaked it 1 time. I'm going to try some ACV on it and see how that works, I think the ACV in their water is what cleared up the other 2.
Thank you all got you're help!