help. eye problem

Discussion in 'Quail' started by curious penguin, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. curious penguin

    curious penguin Out Of The Brooder

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    3 of my 2 week old baby quail have obe of their eyes stuck together. Any ideas?
    thank you :(
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Post pictures! However it is most likely an eye infection.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/785149/quail-chick-with-one-crusty-swollen-eye

    Does it look like the chick in this thread?

    If it is an eye infection you will need to purchase either terramycin or vetracyn and treat him as recommended by the tube. It is not cheap it will cost $20-30 per tube. A tube lasts a long time. It is usually available at feed stores or poultry supplies.
     
  3. curious penguin

    curious penguin Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea thats it :) thank you for your help :)
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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    You can get Terramycin eye ointment at Walgreens drugstore too. :)

    Check first for availability before you drive there. :)
     
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  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Make sure that the chick starter that your feeding them isn't too powdery, eye infections have a cause they aren't airborne to my knowledge. I have never had multiple birds in the same group get eye infections. Someone could also be pecking eyes so look out for that too.

    Edit: If you're handling them that could be another cause. Handle them as little as possible until they start to feather out. Wash your hands before you do any "bird chores" even if your just changing a feeder wash your hands first.
     
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