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Eye problem

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by X2Farm, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. X2Farm

    X2Farm Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    So I just got 8 EE's from Ideal Thursday. All healthy, happy and full of vigor. Except one. She's the smallest of the batch, bout like a runt. She's been active, though I've seen her do a lot of sleeping as well.

    Well, I just noticed one of her eyes is shut. Seems as though she was pecked? [​IMG] and now keeps it shut. Its not crusted, or swollen, and she's eating and drinking, just seems to sleep (bodys way of recovering?) a lot. The eye lid just stays shut

    What can I do to help her out? She's still in the brooder with the others, as I don't have a chance to get her a seperate area right now.

    Appreciate any help yall can give me.

    Oh, and the only meds I have on hand are Vit B Complex, Penecillin, and LA200. I do have Polyvisol, no iron added, which I added to thier water when they got here, seeing there was the one runt chick, I figured it couldn't hurt. [​IMG]


  2. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Songster

    Aug 11, 2010
    maybe put a small drop of water on the eye, she could be keeping it closed because it hurts or has somthing in it
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
  3. X2Farm

    X2Farm Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    Well, she is fine this morning [​IMG] Guess she got pecked or had somethin in it, but it seems to have resolved itself. I'll just keep an eye on her still though

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