Injured eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joyful1014, May 13, 2011.

  1. joyful1014

    joyful1014 New Egg

    May 11, 2011
    When we got home with our 3-week barred rock, we noticed that her left eye had discharge all around. It was still slightly open and blinking. That was yesterday morning, and nothing has really changed. She also had a small bald spot on the top of the left wing so I'm pretty sure she got pecked a few times in the brooder box. My guess is that's what happened to the eye. The wing has almost completely recovered already. Should we try to do anything for the eye?

    These four chicks are our very first.

  2. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    You need to remove her from the others. You might try putting antibiotic ointment AROUND her eye, not IN it. Make sure she has plenty of room to walk around, plenty of food, water, etc.. But she definitely needs to be removed. One of my chicks is going through the same thing, but on both eyes. Hang in there!
  3. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    What color/consistency is the discharge?
  4. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    use terramycin,it can be put right into her eye.put it in twice a day and yes keep her seperated...

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