2 week old Silkie has a swollen eye with scaly looking skin around it Can anyone help me out?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by deputychicken21, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. deputychicken21

    deputychicken21 Chirping

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    Hello
    I received some Silkie chicks in the mail two weeks ago from my pet chicken. They have been in great health. Today I noticed that one of the babies has a swollen eye and the skin around it looks scaly (no puss or discharge) All the other chicks seem fine. These are my first silkies. Any ideas? Thank you
     

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Do you have other chickens, or have you ever had a respiratory disease in your flock? Could the chick have been pecked by another? Maybe posting a picture would help.
     
  3. deputychicken21

    deputychicken21 Chirping

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    Thanks for the reply, I do have a flock of 18 older chickens. Never any health problems. Im thinking it got pecked, Ill try to post a pic.
     

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