Greetings from the Wild Coast

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Country_Boy, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. If it doesn't bother the bird, don't let it bother you

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  2. Seek medical attention, it wont have a happy life

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  1. Country_Boy

    Country_Boy In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2018
    South Africa
    Hello from sunny South Africa, love the site!

    We have Black Australorp and Koekoek on our farm and I always turn to BYC for advice and ideas. Members are very knowledgeable and the site is packed with photos and help.

    On that last point:

    We have 17 baby Koekoek chicks and one of them seems to have an issue with its lower eyelid. It's only half-open, would like to know what the thoughts are in a poll. They are all 1-month old.

    I have eased the lower eye-lid down with my finger and the eye seems fine, no signs of trauma or foreign objects. No signs of infection either.

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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  4. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :frowHello and welcome to BYC! There's lots of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who are always happy to give advice or simply chat chicken! I hope you manage to resolve the eye problem.
  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  6. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Pork Pie Ken has given you some good links to check out, hope your chick's eye is better soon.

    It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us!
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  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

    Jan 10, 2013
    :welcome glad you have joined us, so sorry about the chick's issue.

    Hope someone will show up on your emergencies post with an answer.
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    What a darling chick, I hope the ER folks can help her.:hugs
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Country_Boy :frowWelcome!

    I too hope that the ER folks are able to determine the issue and that it is nothing serious.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
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