Four chicks with weird eye problems!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bullpup95, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. bullpup95

    bullpup95 Out Of The Brooder

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    I received ten chicks two weeks ago, unsure exact age, maybe one month old, one I think is older than that. Anyway, the day after they came home, four of them began having watery and swollen eyes. I waited a week, then separated them from the others. for three days now they have been getting durmycin and I have been putting neosporin on the infected eye. They have been very slowly looking better. Also I have been putting apple cider vinegar in their water. Today i noticed one whos eye has been looking slightly better has some kind of white thing at the base of the eye, i can't tell what it is but it is something. Any ideas!! They all are acting fine eating and drinking and fiesty when picked up. Also, when I got them, these four were missing the feathers down the entire length of their back, very weird. They have since been growing in. Help!!

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    Two of them have had their eyes stuck shut and when I put neosporin on the eye, it does discharge a milky like puss, i do not smell anything when it comes out.
     
  2. bullpup95

    bullpup95 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone??
     
  3. cjwaldon

    cjwaldon Overrun With Chickens

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    I have no idea. I suscribed so I can learn too, when somebody else chimes in. Good luck!
     
  4. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try to keep the eyes clean. I had several that I had gotten a few years ago that had their eyes "sealed" shut from the goopey stuff and it took about 3 weeks to get them healed up. The neo WITHOUT pain relief will do alot of good. I just used warm water and a soft wash cloth to clean their eyes several times a day. The hard white stuff in the corner of the eyes is the puss. It is not liquid like ours. It forms a hard "cheesey" ball in chickens. It should come out soon with the warm water. All of mine recovered but it was a tough 3 weeks. Keep them in "sick bay" until their eyes are clear.
     

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