New 6 wk pullet has Eye Problem - Please Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HeyChickchicks, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. HeyChickchicks

    HeyChickchicks Just Hatched

    Nov 10, 2016
    Westchester County NY
    Hi, I just got this EE we've named "Candy" from mypetchicken 2 days ago on Thursday. It's companion SLW only made it 1 day - died sometime early Friday morning. I wonder if maybe it was due to the 2 days it took to get here thru the post office? In any event, Candy was doing ok, until yesterday I noticed it had its 1 eye shut. It's been eating and drinking fine. I've had it indoors in a crate with pine shavings and fresh water and crumbles. She's crazy for mealworms that I gave her as a treat. Basically, she seems otherwise healthy. I didn't want to put it outside yet since it's been a bit cold in NY, and it doesn't have a friend to cuddle up with at night. She does open the eye occasionally. I can't tell if she can actually see anything out of that eye.

    Anyway, can someone please take a look at these pictures and tell me what's wrong and what I should do? I tried rinsing it with saline. She did not like that at all!! I really don't want to lose this chicken. My kids are already heartbroken from losing the SLW. Thank you!
  2. AmandaKyle

    AmandaKyle Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2014
    Unfortunately, I don't have any advice for you, but I would like to follow the thread to see how things turn out for her. I'm sorry about your SLW. I just lost a SLW chick last week and I was pretty bummed about it.

    I wish your EE the best. That eye looks sore. [​IMG]

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