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Chick with feed in eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mamagigi, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Mamagigi

    Mamagigi In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2013
    Near Ft. Stewart
    I had a 3-day old chick that fell over into the watering dish and got wet. It promptly flipped over into the feed and was coated with food. It got tiny particles of food in it's eye. I've washed it off and used a water dropper to drip water into the eye to help flush it. It won't open it's eyes now. What can I do now?
  2. katbriar

    katbriar Songster

    Dec 15, 2012
    Northern New Mexico
    I would use saline rather than plain water and give it another flush. Then if it still seems like the eye is irritated, use some ophthalmic ointment.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida

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