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Help! Chick with swollen eye suddenly.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicksandgoats, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. chicksandgoats

    chicksandgoats New Egg

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    Can anyone give any advice as to what may be going on with my 6 week old chocolate bantam, all of a sudden it has a swollen inner eye corner, mostly in 1 eye. I posted photos of both eyes. No sneezing, coughing, or breathing trouble. Eating and drinking fine. I have isolated it from the other 3 chicks I bought with this one( a silkie, showgirl and an Orpington)- they all seem fine.
    These chicks are inside under a heat lamp. I have no introduced them to my 4 outside hens( white rocks all almost 2 years old)

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry about your baby. [​IMG]Looks like she may have a sinus infection. Possibly some sort of respiratory infection. You will want to post this in our emergency section for more help...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    They will no doubt want you to start her on antibiotics. I am just not sure which medicine is best for a sinus infection.

    I hope you can get her back to good health soon!!
     
  3. chicksandgoats

    chicksandgoats New Egg

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    Thank you
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about your birds![​IMG]

    Defiantly check out the link provided by Two Crows.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry your chick is having a problem with it's eye. Definitely post on our Emergency link that TwoCrows has left you with. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your chick's eye recovers soon.
     
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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Either of these drugs should treat this from what I think is a sinus infection....

    http://www.firststatevetsupply.com/store2/antibiotics/water-solubles/tylan-water-soluble.html

    http://www.firststatevetsupply.com/...r-solubles/sulfadimethoxine-liquid-16-oz.html

    Follow the directions on the package. Hope she makes a full recovery! :)
     
  7. chicksandgoats

    chicksandgoats New Egg

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    Thanks so much for all of your help.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    She has such a pretty face. Hope she is all better, very soon.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with your sick bird! I hope she gets better.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]Glad you joined us!

    I hope your sick chick recovers!
     

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