Chick with eye problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mahimarina, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. mahimarina

    mahimarina New Egg

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    Hi everybody! I'm new here with a chick-health problem: 5 day old Silkie bantam chick has eye injury: I believe she may have gotten feed in it --at first it was gooey, now crusted shut. Is there anything I can do that won't make it worse? Warm sterile saline? I'm afraid she's in pain...
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I would put antibiotic ophthalmic ointment in the eye once or twice a day. Rinsing i first is a good idea, especially if it's possible there is something (a foreign body) in there. You can also use plain brand name Neosporin ointment in eyes.
     
  3. mahimarina

    mahimarina New Egg

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    Thank you! I'll let you know how she does...
     

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