This is my first year with peafowl and I have a few chicks from my birds, anyway I noticed about 4 days ago one chick had one eye that was puffy, swollen looking with a little runny discharge from the nostril on that side, also ichy as he kept rubbing his eye on his back. I seperated the chick thinking maybe a peck to the eye had caused the trouble. Anyway since then four chicks have it, and the white one has it on both eyes. I have started them on Baytril antibiotics, given orally twice daily.
The chicks still have a good apetite, and are not looking all that sick (the white looks the worst ATM, I guess because it has both eyes affected) They have been on Baytril for about 2 days, but it doesn't seem to be doing much, the first chick with it looks better in the eye, but was doing so before antibiotics were administered. Does anyone know what this could be? a common peafowl illness? Should I be putting some sort of ointment/cream around the eye? Should I be cleaning the backs to remove bacteria from the feathers?
I am absolutely devistated about the situation, and any hepl at all would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.