Originally Posted by Auroradream26
I'm having a really rough morning.
I went out to the coop to feed everyone this morning and I noticed Wynter was wavering. So I picked him up and his little toes were frozen. I brought him in to warm them and I find out he also has a hole in his crop! A HOLE! So he's in my bathroom now. I cleaned up his feet and he has some frost bite and cleaned up the hole in his crop the best a could. Doesn't look like there's any infection or anything thankfully. I super glued it shut but either it wasn't glued competely or still wet. When he started eating, a little squeezed out so I took his food so I can let his crop empty out and try it again. So, then I go to clean out the brooder and I notice one of the babies isn't reacting to me gathering everyone up. She's just laying there. When I got to get, I thought her eyes were gone! Turns out they look almost infected. I cleaned them up with damp cotton balls and she's laying on my lap now, drying. She's not opening her eyes at all and is continually peeping if I don't talk to her and freaks out if I'm not touching her at all. Everyone in the coop and in the brooder has gotten a thorough exam this morning. I'm just really stressed and don't really know what else to do for either one of them
. It sounds like you have the first aid covered... I would keep the little guy off of food until you have a chance to re-glue (if you haven't already) and it has had time to dry, and even then I would give it a couple of hours and maybe just stick to small amounts of soft food (well spaced out) for today, yogurt and finely chopped scrambled eggs would be my first go to food choice for the next day or two to give it time to start healing. It is hard to tell what punctured it, possibly punctured from inside with a sharp corner on a piece of food or seed.
I would definitely use a topical antibiotic on the wound area after the glue is well set for the first couple of days (just make sure there is no analgesic/pain reliever in the ointment). Oral antibiotics as a prophylactic are up to you and I can't provide much help there because I haven't used them on birds.
I'm not sure what to advise on the little one with the sore eyes, I have never had that occur with any of mine... sounds like you have already done the right basics and now it is a matter of finding out if it is somehow a traumatic injury (though I would highly doubt it since both eyes are involved, but chicks can/do pick on each others eyes sometimes), an irritation from dust type thing or a medical condition similar to human pink eye (conjunctivitis). Both would involve initial care of careful cleaning, I'm not sure if you can find a topical antibiotic wash for eyes, and I believe most triple antibiotic ointments suggest not for use in eyes, so using that would be a choice you would have to weigh pros and cons on.