bulging eye in new chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tonim, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. tonim

    tonim New Egg

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    My faverole hatched with a bulging eye and a week old now, it's eating, drinking normally and walking around but the eye is bulging just a little more with no discharge.
    Any ideas please? Can I fix this?

    Thanks
     
  2. TinyBirds

    TinyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I haven't heard of that before. Can you take a picture? Maybe it's just a birth defect.
     
  3. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    Hi! I had a porcelain d'Uccle cockerel have the the same problem. He is fine in every way... I do not intend to breed him and he gets along even with being blind in one eye. The eye has turned a milky bluish white and has shrunk a little as he has gotten bigger. If yours thrives and you are not breeding I don't think you have to worry. BTW, I tried treating it with antibiotic ophthalmic ointment but it didn't do anything... I just gave him a chance and he has done just as well as his hatchmates
     

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