1. dcross@66

    [email protected] New Egg

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    We are having a problem with a couple of our chicks. The have swelled up eyes and pus build up over their eyes. Is there anyone that knows what could be causing this problem and what we can do to fix it. If anyone has an idea what the problem is and needs to see a picture I have one that I can send to you.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2009
  2. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all WELCOME!!!

    Now a couple questions...

    How many chicks do you have?

    How old are they?

    Can you separate the ones with the runny eyes?

    What type of bedding do you have them on?

    How is everything else? Eating? Drinking? Behaving normally? Poo?

    Are they allowed to range?

    I would separate them and try a different bedding matterial first. If it is an illness separating them should slow the spreading but it could just be the bedding is irritating their eyes.

    Godspeed!
    Laura
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    More than likely it is a sinus or respiratory infection( Corzoa, CRD, Mycroplas..bl,bla bla. You will need to put them on some medicine. Tylan 50, LA 200 etc in the cattle section of TSC. Need to be injected. Tylan can be dropped into the affected eyes and also a little in the mouth.It will often turn into congestion etc... also. In a pinch you can use what I suggested in my post for helpful information with birds with respiratory illness. it is contagious so you need to separate them from all healthy birds, treat everyone exposed to them. Best Wishes
     
  4. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this happen in my flock . Here is what I did .
    First use sterlie eye wash to wash out the eye and keep them from sealing shut , next try to squeeze [ think popping a zit] out the puss as much as you can .Take note if it has a nasty smell to it , that could be Coryza . After you have gotten as much goo out as you can , put either neosporin or terramycin oinment in the eye and kinda massage it around . You will need to repeat this at least 2 times a day 4-6 would be better . Also get a broad spectrum anti- biotic I used Oxytetracycline for 14 days . Hope this helps , my girls all made it through this although one of them lost an eye , her "friends" pecked it out while she was sick .
     
  5. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    although one of them lost an eye , her "friends" pecked it out while she was sick .

    Eeegads! Who needs friends like that?! I hope they play nice together now!​
     

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