5 day old chick with weeping eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lrkel, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Lrkel

    Lrkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed today that one of my 5 day old chicks has an eye that is weepy and half closed. The other chicks are fine, and this chick's other eye is fine. No other symptoms. I wonder if it got pecked or injured. Should I do something to treat it?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I guess for now I would try some eye ointment .
     
  3. Lrkel

    Lrkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of eye ointment is ok for baby chicks?
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I don't know. If I was in a bind to put something on it, I would smear some antibiotic ointment on it. Maybe a warm compress first.
     
  5. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did it live?

    the two chicks that ive had that have had that problem died a few days later, they were usually too weak to live..
     
  6. Lrkel

    Lrkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it actually did fine. I used triple antibiotic ointment on the eye for three days. It cleared up the first day and the chick was able to open the eye. No other problems since. I really think it just got pecked or something like that.
     
  7. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad u had better luck than me! I'll try that if it ever happens with me again!
     

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