chick with "sticky eye"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RIRJen, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. RIRJen

    RIRJen Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Hello! [​IMG]
    I have a 4 day old chick who has one eye that keeps closing. When I get it open with a warm wet towel some clear fluid comes out. With my other animals I usually just clean it out and then wipe a small "swipe" of antibiotic ointment over the eye.(whether open or closed to get rid of the infection)
    Any ideas? THANKS! [​IMG]
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    You can try using the antibiotic on the chick, but unlike other animals its usually not just a simple eye infection but a symptom of a more serious illness.
    Can't for the life of me recall which illness it is.

    dlhunicorn can probably help you, and heres a link to her site

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