2 week old chick with sore eye...help?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KnightNic, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. KnightNic

    KnightNic Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got 6 wee chickies who are just over 2 weeks old. One Buff Sussex started closing it's eye a lot and in the last day it has gone red around the rim and looks almost like it has a stye?

    I've been bathing in warm water (which is not appreciated) but it doesn't seem to be working. I have noticed it scratching it's face after its been bathed, like it's eye is itchy, but it could just be annoyed about the water!

    The other Buff Sussex is now closing it's eye a lot too so I'm wondering if it's just attention-seeking or is getting the same problem [​IMG]

    They're both still eating and running around, though the first chicken is starting to act a bit sad.

    It is the weekend here and no vets until monday! I'd really appreciate any ideas or help?
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    I would get some terramycin eye ointment and give it a try. you can order it online or you might be able to get it at a local feed store
     
  3. KnightNic

    KnightNic Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome, I'll do that. Thanks!
     

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