my chick seems quiet lethargic one eye keep getting sticky ,but is eating drinking and walks around

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hayleyhatch1958, Sep 16, 2016.

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    hayleyhatch1958 New Egg

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    This chick has improved somewhat but the symptoms mentioned come over in waves... seems to eat well then stops like its full and sleeps other chick seems normal quite lively etc ...new keeper pls bare with me....ive washed eye everyday with warm salt water ... cider vinegar in water ...any advice great . Also vet round here really unhelpful just suggested what will be will be . Self help tips be appreciated . Thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Your chick is a polish and they can suffer eye problems due to their crest. Sticky eyes can sometimes indicate a respiratory problem which could be causing the lethargy. If it's resp infection the only way to treat is with antibiotics if they can't fight it off themselves. Have you given any extra vitamins as this can perk them up when they are under the weather. Hard boiled chopped egg is also good. Keep up with the eye cleaning as often as possible.

    Good luck with your chick :fl
     
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    hayleyhatch1958 New Egg

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    I am cleaning reg , antibiotics would require a pres im guessing our vet is not helpful i did ask can i buy this anywhere . Also have vitamin drops etc
     
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    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes antibiotics need a prescription here in the UK. Do you have any other vets near to you? What area are you in as I have a list of poultry friendly vets in my practical poultry magazine.
     
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    im in east london ... i see i could buy it abroad but take.s a few days to get to uk
     
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    [​IMG] is it worth investing in buying ?
     

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