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chick with face problem???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by love2grinchicke, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. love2grinchicke

    love2grinchicke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted earlier about this chick being lethargic. It is all better from that, but the sugar water made some chips stick to it's face. I was able to remove them pretty easily, but just now I noticed that the side of it's face is looking bad. It could be from sugar water stuck on, but I'm a little worried. The little guy is about 27 hours old, and it was a rough day today, trying to keep it alive. picture of it is below. The eyes are also not as open and bright as my other Amerucana's was. HELP!!!!! What should I do? This is my first hatch. Four chicks have hatched, three have made it past the one day mark, and two are healthy looking and acting. Maybe I'm just a bit of a worrier, but this does not look okay. [​IMG]

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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would probably try flushing with saline then applying ophthalmic antibiotic ointment or plain Neosporin brand ointment once or twice a day.
     
  3. love2grinchicke

    love2grinchicke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, thank you. I'm going to try wiping it with a warm, wet q-tip, because I think it's mostly crusty sugar water.
     
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  4. love2grinchicke

    love2grinchicke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have now wiped it off with q-tips and paper towel. The little guy is doing great, and both of his eyes are open. Around one of them was this crust, but once I had dampened and rubbed it, it was gone. He is still a little crusty from the sugar, because he kept running through it.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad to hear it!

    I'd keep an eye on it for infection from the irritation of the cleansing, though.
     
  6. love2grinchicke

    love2grinchicke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay.
     
  7. love2grinchicke

    love2grinchicke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The little chick is better now. We're pretty sure he is a rooster, and we named him Diddly Squawk.
     

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