bad eye on chick - please help

herman2121

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Sep 28, 2008
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Please look at the picture below and let me know if you have any idea what it is and how to treat. This is Chocolate. She is an Americana. It started off as a bump on her eye and then has gotten worse and now has a white discharge in her eye.
Thanks

 

Renee

Songster
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May 7, 2008
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The picture is a bit blurry, so it's hard to tell.
Terramycin eye ointment will help if it is a confirmed bacterial infection.
 

herman2121

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11 Years
Sep 28, 2008
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I think you are right based on reading about it. A few of the other chickens had some black marks that look just like it too and they resolved after I put vaseline on them. I understand that there is nothing you can do for it and you have to just let it run it's course. Is that correct.
 

nnbreeder

Songster
11 Years
Jun 22, 2008
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Sadly yes, as long as it's well away from the eyes you can use Iodine on the spots to help dry them up but that is about all that can be done.
 

herman2121

Hatching
11 Years
Sep 28, 2008
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Do I need to speerate the chick from the rest of the chicks? I read it is very contagious. If so, I feel so bad for it since it will be all alone. Also, do you have to sterilize the coop?
After reading more about it, it seems like it is a big deal for the other chicks!!!
Thanks for all your information.
 

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