Baby chick has a sty?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by monica09, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. monica09

    monica09 New Egg

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    Hi, am new to the forum. Have a question about my baby chick she has what might look like a sty next to her eye. I've been reading others post about watery eyes, or gunk in the eyes, and giving them Vitamin A, like the Enfamil Tri-vi-sol. I've been cleaning it with warm salt water, but it doesn't seen to help. She is eating and drinking ok. But the "sty" releases water/pus if i press it. I first noticed it 3 days ago. Not sure if am doing the right thing or not. Does anyone has had an experience like this with your baby chicks?
    Please help!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Picture?
     
  3. monica09

    monica09 New Egg

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    Tried to get her a good angle, but she is too sleepy lol
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Some respiratory illnesses cause swelling in the sinuses near the eyes like that.
     
  5. monica09

    monica09 New Egg

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    If is a respiratory problem? what should I do? Bring her to a vet?
     
  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    There was a video (somewhere) I just saw how the gunk is expelled & the eye rinsed out with saline solution & the sinus flushed out...Can't recall where I saw it, sorry. You're in the right place to ask, WAIT to see what others with more experience have to recommend.
     

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