Chick with eye goop

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  1. chicklove93

    chicklove93 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my silkie chicks managed to get poop on her eye over night. By the time I was able to clean it off it was hard. I was able to get it all out but now this morning its looking infected somewhat. It has a little goop coming from it. I cleaned that off. Is there anything else I can do to help her or should I just let it be?

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  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    soak it once again with a wet cloth and let it soak. Try not to wipe it to much.
     
  3. chicklove93

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    [​IMG]

    Still looks bad!
     
  4. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poor thing!!

    Dab it with warm water on a cotton ball.
     
  5. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried saline solution like contact lense wearers use? It may be easier to flush out anything that way.
     
  6. chicklove93

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    good idea!! I will try that!
     
  7. islpet

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    I had a baby with a goopy eye too so I used a cotton swab with warm water to gently clean around the eye then I used a bit of antibiotic eye ointment on it. It did clear up in a couple days. You can get the eye ointment at a pet store or feed store. Your vet would also probably have it.
     
  8. chicklove93

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    Its definalty infected now. It has a smell to it. SHould I continue to use the eye ointment or should I put it down? I hate to think it's in pain. It doesn't act it. BUt I know for a fact the chick cannot see out of that eye. Can a chicken live with one eye?

    My father in-laws dog is blind and has turned out very well! [​IMG]
     

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