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HI Everyone,

Last week Friday we picked up our 4 chicks. Each of them are different breeds. we noticed on Sunday ( 2 days later) that one chick was being pecked at right above both her eyes. They did get little sores in that area. I separated her. I then bought a red heat lamp and put her with another yellow chick. The other two are darker birds that are on another side of a bin.

 

I noticed yesterday that the injured chick wouldn't open her right eye... and the left eye was fully opened. Today both eyes are shut. The injured chick is doing well.. eating drinking and seems fine other than her eyes. Can I do anything to see if they will open? Or can a chicken survive not seeing out their eyes? Thoughts would be appreciated.

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Try applying a little ophthalmic ointment to both eyes.

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Originally Posted by sourland View Post
 

Try applying a little ophthalmic ointment to both eyes.

 

2X!

 

Vetericyn eye ointment is available at Tractor Supply and probably your local feed store... if not, you can order it online. :)

 

Absent of that, I'd put a little Neosporin (without pain relief) on her to prevent any bacterial infection if she has a little peck wound somewhere.

 

Let us know and :welcome :yiipchick!!

 

MrsB


Edited by MrsBrooke - 4/5/16 at 12:00pm

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"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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Quote:
Originally Posted by sourland View Post
 

Try applying a little ophthalmic ointment to both eyes.

 

2X!

 

Vetericyn eye ointment is available at Tractor Supply and probably your local feed store... if not, you can order it online. :)

 

Absent of that, I'd put a little Neosporin (without pain relief) on her to prevent any bacterial infection if she has a little peck wound somewhere.

 

Let us know and :welcome :yiipchick!!

 

MrsB

X3! I just saw it there, it was locked up with the calcium gluconate and dextrose.

 

-Kathy


Edited by casportpony - 4/5/16 at 12:33pm
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Update... first would like to say thank you for your quick response.
Secondly... I ended up putting neosporin on both eyes. Both eyes immediately opened. What a difference that made for her. smile.png
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:thumbsup That's great news!

 

-Kathy

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Update... first would like to say thank you for your quick response.
Secondly... I ended up putting neosporin on both eyes. Both eyes immediately opened. What a difference that made for her. smile.png

 

Makes my eyes water, but I'm glad it worked for you!!

 

I hope she grow up to live a long, happy life! :D

 

MrsB

Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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post #8 of 8
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Thank you! When I was able to help her my eyes teared too. She's doing great.
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