help - month old chick with red, swollen, itchy eyes -

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by peter's babysitter, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. peter's babysitter

    peter's babysitter New Egg

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    it's been a week and i don't know what to do.

    my chick is scratching his eyes. one time one of the eyes bled.

    it's swollen now, with half of its eyes covered....



    please help, i really don't know what to do and i don't want it to die


    thank you for any help

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  2. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't really know what to tell you--maybe try to put some eye drops in it to soothe it's eyes. Maybe he'll leave it alone if it's not so itchy and then it can heal. I have a sick chicken too and no one has responded so I thought I'd try to bump you up a little to help you out. [​IMG]
     
  3. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put eyedrops on it's eyes also. Use the saline solution intended for contact lenses. Regular eyedrops have preservatives in them, that can be harmfull. Give your chick water with electrolites in it, in order to give it a boost.
     
  5. peter's babysitter

    peter's babysitter New Egg

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    i gave him oral dosage of 2 drops of tylan 50 and after a week his eyes healed. i did have to remove some yellow junk from his eyes, though.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Could be aspergillosis, a fungal infection. Found this on the net:

    The outbreaks were characterised by the formation of a yellow cheesy pellet beneath the nictitating membrane which caused the lids to bulge (Fig 14.2). There was some central ulceration of the cornea in the older chicks.​
     

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