chick with leaky eye
Hay and straw can hold in moisture and cause mold which is not good for chickens. Large flake pine shavings are a lot drier, and can be stirred often to keep things cleaner. I have a hen who has watery eyes only during very cold mornings. Hopefully your chick is just fine.
Swelling around the eye, along with sticky eye drainage or foam can be symptoms of mycoplasma (MG.) Besides the Terramycin ointment, if you suspect that, Tylan 50 injectable 1/4 ml twice a day given orally for 5 days would be good to treat symptoms of MG. Instead Tylan Powder or Oxytetracycline can be put in the water.
Edited by Eggcessive - 3/20/16 at 12:59pm