Month old chick with watery eyes, droopy lids, discharge

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SarahRedmond, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. SarahRedmond

    SarahRedmond New Egg

    Oct 20, 2012
    I have a month old lavender Orpington who has just presented with watery looking eyes, loose droopy looking eyelids and discharge coming from both eyes. She has recently been transferred from indoors to an isolated compartment in our large chicken coop along with five other month old chicks. We currently have four full grown chickens living in the coop. I'm not sure if this chick has been pecked in the eyes or if she has an illness. I would like to treat the chick myself if possible. Any input I can get in this I would greatly appreciate.
  2. violetlily

    violetlily Just Hatched

    May 25, 2012
    I have t he EXACT same problem! I hope someone answers you so I can benefit from their answer. I'll keep an eye out and Good Luck to you and your chicken
  3. arcy liger

    arcy liger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2012
    she is cold. just clean her eyes and no outdoors.
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    At four weeks they need 75-80 degree temperatures.

    (90-95 degrees first week of life then decrease by 5 degrees per week until 6 weeks or fully feathered, even on the head)

    Yes I agree with arcy- this occurs when they get cold stressed near death. There may be another reason but if she is cold then I'd try to warm her up.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2012

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