Blind baby chick???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Deanna81, May 17, 2010.

  1. Deanna81

    Deanna81 Out Of The Brooder

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    My sister-in-law has 9 baby chicks. One seems to have bulging eyes that are cloudy blue. He seems to be eating well, but I have to place him in the water so he can drink. He also seems to be the same size he was when she got them a week ago. Is there anything else I should do to help it?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like his eyes could have glaucoma and it could be caused by them being infected. He should probably be separated from the others and put on medicated feed/water. By this I mean actual antibiotics, not the coccidiostat that comes in medicated chick starter. Aueromycin crumbles are a good choice. If you can clear up the infection he may or may not wind up with permanent damage.
     
  3. Deanna81

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    I don't know if they are going to want to do that. Im just trying to help it along. Is there any home remdies???
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Not for infections. And the longer they let it go the more likely he is to be blind permanently.
     
  5. Deanna81

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    That stinks. Ugh! Guess they'll have to buy a leash! LOL![​IMG]
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    If they don't want to separate him they can just medicate all of them to prevent the others from getting anything while he's healing.
     
  7. Deanna81

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    Thank-you
     
  8. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could that be Marek's Disease?
     

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