3 week chick with a cold
I will try to help you here the best I can.. Here is a copy and past from a different site that may be useful. Also the source page link is included. Cavemanrich is not a plagiarist.
Treatment: Separate the ailing chick and try a squirt of saline solution for a few days to clear debris out of the eyes. Sometimes that is all it takes. If symptoms continue, chopped fresh basil, clover, dill and thyme all aid respiratory health. (Respiratory illness that doesn’t clear up in a week or so or continues to get worse can signal a serious illness and a vet should be consulted.)
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I Have had chickens for almost 19 or 20 years. Always a small number and as pets only. I did have some chickens get sick. Some did not make it. But most did. One treatment was to give them GOOD NUTRITION and I put in some extra vitamins into their food. Not sure if that was what helped, but it sure did not hurt.
- Crazy for Silkies
Edited by realsis - 3/4/16 at 8:09pm