chick with eye problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickmama1662, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. chickmama1662

    chickmama1662 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 26, 2011
    I have a 2 week old chick whose eye appears to be mattered shut. If I rinse it off, she can open her eye. Before long she is keeping it closed again. Does anyone have any idea on the cause or cure for this? Thanks.
     
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    You can get a tube of terramycin opthalmic ointment to apply. I would clean her eyes with warm water first, then apply according to the instructions. Be sure to either wear disposable gloves or wash your hands thoroughly so you don't spread the infection to others.
     
  3. chickmama1662

    chickmama1662 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, my DH has an assignment this morning. Hopefully our TSC has terramycin in stock.
     
  4. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I think it may depend on what state you live in- some states won't allow it to be carried as an "over the counter" drug. I can't get it here.. but I think it can be mail ordered...
     

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