6 week old with red eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Donnasaur, May 29, 2017.

  1. Donnasaur

    Donnasaur New Egg

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    We got this and one other baby together. One is acting normally - eating well, comb is pink, eyes look normal. This one has a red eye and is acting super lethargic. Can anyone tell what's wrong with it? They are super sweet birds. I moved this one away from the other and our other chickens. Hoping there's something we can do to help this one back to normal. We are new to raising chickens.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Separate her in case it's a disease. But I think she is getting picked on by the other chick and maybe pecking her eyes but you can't really do much to heal her you can give her some electrolytes in her water and let her heal on her own
     
  3. Donnasaur

    Donnasaur New Egg

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    She did perk up once I took her outside for a bit. Watched her eat a few bugs and run around the yard. Still worried about that eye, though. Thanks to anyone who can give us a clue!
     
  4. tyster19

    tyster19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can chickens catch pink eye maybe your hen has pink eye
     
  5. Donnasaur

    Donnasaur New Egg

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    We thought that when we saw it; it looks like pink eye, but it's not oozing or anything gross. Just looks droopy. The other side looks normal.
     
  6. tyster19

    tyster19 Out Of The Brooder

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    :(:(Ok :thumbsup but I'm sorry for your chicken :barnie:barnie:hit:hit:fl:(
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hi @Donnasaur :frow Welcome To BYC

    The tissue surrounding the eye looks a bit swollen. This can be caused by a number of things - a peck to the eye, getting debris/dust in the eye and respiratory illness are usually the most common causes.

    General eye care is to flush the eye with saline and apply Terramycin eye ointment or Vetericyn eye gel to the eye.

    When flushing, look for any obvious debris, wounds/injury, etc.

    If caused by bacterial infection, conjunctivitis or respiratory illness she may need further treatment if the eye and swelling doesn't improve or worsens. Hopefully the flushing and ointment will be all you need to do.

    Keep us posted.
     
  8. Donnasaur

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    Thank you so much! Where can I find the things you mentioned? Would a feed store/vet office/online/etc. have what I need?
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You can most likely find either one at Tractor Supply or your local feed store. Of course I'm sure you can find them at Amazon or vet supplies online too.

    Vetericyn Ophthalmic Gel

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  10. Donnasaur

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    Thanks! I found it at tractor supply and little Violet had her first application. Hoping this will help some. I also got her some electrolytes just in case she still seems to be sick. I appreciate everyone's advice and I'm trying not to be too worried about her.
     

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