help baby bantam trouble

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmgirl1991, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. farmgirl1991

    farmgirl1991 Cooped Up

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    my bantam is a mille fleur and hes only one week old he has a watery swollen eye i think its infected i put a warm compress on him what else can i do i have some terramycin and was wondering if i could use that if so how much would i give a bantam thats one weeks old if i cant medicate him is there anything else i can do
     
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  2. mourninglory

    mourninglory Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I am certainly no expert in chickens, but the warm compress sounds right. Also if you can flush the eye with a little saline solution (or generic brand contact solution around $2). Rinse the eye 3 or 4 times for a few days, patting gently to remove excess saline and goo -do not touch the eye. That is what we do with our dogs. If it's just a bit of crud or even a mild scratch the eye will heal quickly. If it doesn't clear up in a day or two or worsens at any point see your veterinarian quickly. Let us know how he does.
     
  3. farmgirl1991

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    ok thank you very much
     
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    you can also give four drops of POLYVISOL into the beak... if symptoms get worse then see your vet for the appropriate antibiotic
     

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