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my baby chick has a growth on its head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by billyfarmmom, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. billyfarmmom

    billyfarmmom New Egg

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    I have a baby chicken and its has sand fleas. i was taking them off its head and now it has developed a growth on the left side of the head which has come down to its eye,its eye is closed due to the growth. what can i use to help my baby? please help.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture? Is there swelling due to the bite, or do you think it has abscessed? Have you tried to treat the grown hens with permethrin? For a baby chick, it may be wise to try and remove them by hand. I would try some Terramycin eye ointment, Vetericyn, Eye Gel, or plain Neosporin ointment in the eye to help prevent infection.
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2013/07/backyard-chickens-and-fleas-html/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/608755/red-mites-and-sand-fleas-ugh
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig140
     

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