chick keeps itching face!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by austinhart123, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    i have some newly hatche white cochin bantams that i hached in my incubator from my flock
    one of my babies keeps itching her face with her feet and is crying i think shes itchy how can i help her?
     
  2. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

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    could she have mites at this tender age? [​IMG]
    I'm watching replies with interest, as I have 2 pullets with itchy eys who often keep one lid closed when resting, and the lids seem white, but I can't see anything there, and no one else has gotten 'it'.
    I hope your baby is ok
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2009
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    i would think if they have mites they would all be suffering, and i didnt see any nor did the skin look irritated when i held her close
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    try and get some saline eye wash..not the kind for contac lenses..not the kind that "takes the red out"..just plain eye wash and rinse out the eyes.

    get some terramycin eye ointment at feed/farm/livestock store or some pet supply stores...

    online source..

    http://www.firststatevetsupply.com/store/

    click antibiotics in sideboard..then for eyes.

    what bedding are you using?

    are you giving chick vitamins?
     
  5. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    Quote:im not giving the chick vitamins and im using wood shavings
     
  6. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    what kind of wood shavings?
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Does it have any egg goop stuck on its head? That would make it do that, especially if it's very young (I didn't see an age?)
     

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