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Bulging Eye on Newly hatched chick.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CrazyChickenCat, May 10, 2015.

  1. CrazyChickenCat

    CrazyChickenCat Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Eggcessive

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  3. CrazyChickenCat

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    Thanks! I did run the search before I asked, but wanted to see if anyone online had new/firsthand information. It seemed to get better for awhile, then another chick in sickbay must have pecked it. I guess I'll search eye care next.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Veterycin eye gel, Terramycin eye ointment, or plain antibiotic eye ointment such as Neosporin would be good to apply to the eye twice a day. If there is drainage, then saline can be used to flush the eye before the gel or ointment is used.
     
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  5. laura8700

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    How is your little chick doing?? We just had one htch with a bulging eye. He's under mama now.
     
  6. CrazyChickenCat

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    She's doing so much better, thanks for asking!
     
  7. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has the eye receded in size any? Or is she just stable?
     
  8. CrazyChickenCat

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    Her eye had shrunk down, although still looked either scarred, or like the eyelid was covering it, she seemed to be doing great, and then died on me :(.
     
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  10. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry you lost her!
    Whatever caused the eye problem could have affected her brain as well or something like that. Mutations rarely "travel alone".
     

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