my 4 week old chick has something wrong with her eye! *update*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by obe10, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. obe10

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    today i noticed that my 4 week old golden campine chick has something going on with her eye. is it possible that one of her buddies pecked her eye? we have one roo in with the 6 hens (all the same age) her other eye looks fine. what do you think? here is the picture. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Wynette

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    Interesting that you discovered it at 4 weeks - had the same thing with one hatchling, and I also discovered it at 4 weeks. At least I think it's the same thing - mine was a bit worse. I didn't get definitive answers, but I think it's just a sort of birth defect:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=121608
     
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    no it is not a defect it was not there yesterday. i spend a lot of time with them and hold them every day. i'm worried about her do you think she will be alright?
     
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    Well, with mine, it happened overnight; I spend lots of time with mine, and this was a hatch that I raised in the house through winter (boy, I hope I don't decide to to THAT again).

    If it's caused from trauma, you can put some Terramycin eye ointment (it's a gel, you can get it at your local farm supply store). She should be just fine!
     
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    thanks for your help [​IMG]
     
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    would tobramycin work? we have some here and it would save me a trip.
     
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    Well, if it's specifically opthalmic, I think it would be fine, but I'm not completely sure. Do you see any lesions/cuts around the eye itself? Would be great if you could figure out what happened. That could help you decide the best course of action.
     
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    no cuts or anything but it seems to be slightly swollen. the chick acts fine otherwise. also tobramycin ophthalmic solution is an eye drop so i guess it would work.
     
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    Well, I'd try it, then. Since it ends in "mycin" just like Terramycin does, it is surely from the same family. Good luck!!
     
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    i put a drop of tobramycin in her eye i hope it will help
     

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