Help please!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mandamay28, May 10, 2016.

  1. mandamay28

    mandamay28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time chick mom....i got our chickies today and one of them has something going on with her eyes. They are both crusted over. I called the breeder and they said it's likely the yolk dried on there and to take a soft towel and warm water and remove it. I used a Qtip to apply water and gently rolled it but nothing is coming off. Here are a few pictures. Any advice is appreciated![​IMG]

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  2. cmhalfpint

    cmhalfpint Out Of The Brooder

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    It could possibly be an eye infection give it a day or two but watch them closely and make sure they eat an eye infection can blind chicks. But if it's just yolk it will fall off soon.
     
  3. mandamay28

    mandamay28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I have separated her from the rest of the chicks. Is that the appropriate thing to do?
     
  4. cmhalfpint

    cmhalfpint Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, if it is an eye infection it can spread very quickly. So just watch here for now and see what happens.
     
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  5. mandamay28

    mandamay28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE: the chick is not doing well. I very gently used a tip and warm water on her eyes. I didn't rub I only rolled the tip. I then put tetramyacin on both eyes. I used a qtip to apply sugar water to the side of her beak. This afternoon I went to pick up my kids from school and came home to her having scrstched her eye and bleeding. Either a scab came off or part of her eye. Her little eyes look like ulcers. Please , if you can advise me on what to do is be so grateful! I hate that this little chick is suffering! I have a video but can't post it here. Here is s photo [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  6. cmhalfpint

    cmhalfpint Out Of The Brooder

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    Did it get better?
     
  7. mandamay28

    mandamay28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took her to the marine science center to get the care she needed. If she survives they will keep her there.
     
  8. cmhalfpint

    cmhalfpint Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh ok
     

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