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Does this guy need eye drops. *caution --- Yucky pictures*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FisherMOM, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Here's my little d'Uccle rooster with a gunky eye. He has been this way
    since he hatched. I cleaned it off thinking maybe he got some straw in it,
    which may have originally been the case. He has not been in straw since the morning he hatched. I have them all in a brooder in the house
    on wood pellets. At first they were on a towel... but the past week, I moved them onto wood pellets. (works great too!)

    I have since seen the others peck at his eyes.
    I separated him for a few days, and put Terramycin in
    his water and food. It started to look better, so I put him back in the flock.
    It's yucky again and I started the Terramycin again and they are all getting it.
    (the antibiotic.. not gunky eye) he is the only one with the yucky eye.

    October 21st

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    When he was at his worse, each time, he looked sick.
    Didn't want to move and stayed as fluffed up as a chick with so few feathers can.
    He is quite peppy now and I am hoping that I am doing the right thing.
    He is so peppy that is takes me a few seconds to figure out which chick he is! (out of 6)

    Should I get this little man some eye drops too?


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    his good eye. We have nicknamed him POP-EYE! hmmm. lol

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  2. loralei

    loralei Songster

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    What a handsome little dude! I sure hope he gets better!

    I was going to recommend the terramycin but see you're already using it in his food and water. Have you tried the terramycin eye ointment? How old is he/how long has this been going on?
     
  3. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    thanks. He's 21 days old today. This has been going on since he hatched. I just thought that maybe some of the egg membrane was dried on his face.. which maybe it started out that way and they pecked him sore.

    I have not tried eye drops or cream yet
     
  4. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Songster

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    Strawberry fields.
    Aww. Looking at the poor guy is making my eyes twitch. [​IMG]
     
  5. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Songster

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    I have one the does that occasionally, no other signs of respiratory anything, he just has one eye that waters and gets a little gooey here and there. None of the others have shown any signs ever and he has been doing this for 5 years. I bought an eye wash at the store in the people section of pharmacy, wash his eye and then apply a little terramycin eye ointment in it for a couple days and it clears up. Mine started as an adult and seems almost allergy related. I don't know about your little guy though.
     

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