1. wildivy

    wildivy New Egg

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    My neighbor just brought me one of our chicks, it was in his yard alone. It's about 2 weeks old. It has an injured eye. ( try to post a picture of it.) I just need to know what I can do to help it. The lid is closed, and it has a lump under it, a pretty big lump. It may have been pecked by a rooster.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I'd put some brand name plain Neosporin ointment on it, which can be used in eyes, or get some ophthalimic antibiotic ointment at the feed store, and treat her once or twice a day -- and hope that treating or preventing infection will be enough to allow it to heal. Good luck!
     
  3. wildivy

    wildivy New Egg

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    I tried the Neosporin, but unfortunately the wound was badly infected. Sadly, she didn't make it. She was gasping, and shaking from the pain. I ended up having to cull her.
     

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