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Baby chick with swollen eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Shared Acres, May 4, 2009.

  1. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    Chinese Silkie chick, about 3 weeks old. For about 2 weeks has had an eye issue--one eye swollen and gets gunky (not yellow that I can tell) and closes shut.

    I have been putting warm rags on it and cleaning it out for the first week.

    This last week I started cleaning it out, holding his eye to the warm rag and also giving him Polyvisol and Vitamin A capsules.

    After several days there seems to be no improvement.

    He has a twin and the twin is slightly larger, however, this baby eats, drinks and runs around with all the other 12 chicks.

    Only in one eye.

    I tried posting before and got no response.

    I tried the Chicken Health Handbook, they said Vitamin A through Cod Liver Oil (I think that's what it was) I bought just Vit. A capsules.

    But nothing seems to be working.

    Hubby won't cull chickens.

    Any suggestions?
    Last edited by a moderator: May 5, 2009
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    At our feed store I can buy antibiotic ophthalmic ointment. If it were my chick I'd try some in the eye a few times a day for a few days.
  3. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    I would give it more time for the treatment to work.
  4. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    You don't think I should be seeing some sort of improvement though?

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