Chick yellow oozing eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kalisgirl, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. kalisgirl

    kalisgirl In the Brooder

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    I have a one week old Mille Fleur chick with a yellow oozing eye. It was fine lastnight, but today it looks like someone pecked it. Nobody seems to be picking on her now. How should I clean/take care of this to keep it from getting infected?
     
  2. M.J

    M.J Songster

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    Vetrex is a antiseptic for poultry it may help
     
  3. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

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    Terramycin eye gel works well for birds of all ages; you can get it at TSC or usually the local feed mill. Dab it around the eye with a sterile qtip; some will seep in. Before you do that wash the eye with plain eye wash for people you get from the drug store. Do this twice a day. If it doesn't improve quickly, you can also treat with water soluble terramycin 4 tsp per gallon.
     
  4. kalisgirl

    kalisgirl In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the suggestions. I will try them.
     

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