Chick with gunky eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lach Cnoc Farm, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Songster

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    I went out to check the babies this morning and found one of my little guys sitting away from the others and looking a little too sleepy. i picked him up and noticed there was gunk in his eyes. i cleaned him off with warm water & He's with me right now, separated from the others.

    hes the only one like this

    what could cause this?

    how can i fix it?


    i just changed the bedding yesterday and put some shredded paper in that i had laying around.
     
  2. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Songster

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    anyone have ANY idea??
     
  3. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Songster

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    Man.. I don't know causes but I know there are some chicken eye drops for goopy eyes that I was reading about in another thread. I'll try to find it/ the page it was on.
     
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    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Songster

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  5. mekasmom

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    In chicks (or any bird) with eyes swollen shut you have to consider MG--
    mycoplasma gallesepticum. My vet gives septomycin in water for it, but I have read that some people inject tylan. It will kill a lot of chicks and even big birds if you don't treat it in time.

    I would suggest you study the disease on the web to find out more about it, and see if the description and symptoms fit.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009

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