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Eye bulging in week old chick.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Darkfeather, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Darkfeather

    Darkfeather Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help!

    This silkie chick is about a week old and it's right eye is enlarged and cloudy and watering. Any ideas what could have caused this and is there anything I can do?

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Poor little guy! One of his brooder mates probably pecked him in the eye. I'd recommend getting some erythromycin ophthalmic ointment and applying it to the eye once a day until it gets better.

    Eye troubles can also be a sign of respiratory illness but I don't think this is the case here.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2016
  3. Darkfeather

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    Okay thanks! Can I find that at Tractor Supply?
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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