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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by juniper1, May 8, 2011.

  1. juniper1

    juniper1 Hatching

    May 8, 2011
    Hello all,

    I am new to chickens and am very excited to finaly be getting started! I just got my baby Chicks on Friday and everyone was doing just fine until this morning I noticed that one of the chicks won't open it's eyes anymore! The chick will drink water from a dropper if forced, but she won't eat and still has her eyes closed. There is no "crusties" or puss/drainage on the chicks eyes and I do not see any bugs on the chicks. The chicks have been being well kept with appropriate heat, food, and water. Oh I don't know if this will aid in a diagnosis but I do see the eye itself is still moving behind the lids.[​IMG] Please if anyone has any advice I would greatly appriciate it!! Thanks so much!

  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Surely someone will have an answer here for you real soon. You've come to the right place! [​IMG]
  3. pitbulls and chickens

    pitbulls and chickens In the Brooder

    May 3, 2011
    how do I post a new thread or post?!? Ack! Im newcomer and cannot figure how to post new subject??
  4. benjoycei

    benjoycei Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    I hope it gets better. Keep it warm and keeping giving it water. Wish I knew more to tell you...
  5. juniper1

    juniper1 Hatching

    May 8, 2011
    Thanks, I sure hope so I would hate to loose the little guy!

    PitBulls and Chickens- sorry, I have no idea! I'm just getting started myself, good luck!
  6. benjoycei

    benjoycei Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    to post a new thread - from the BYC home page, click on the forum link, from the index page scroll down to Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures - at the top right is a box that says 'post new topic' - click that
  7. rival001

    rival001 In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2011
    If you worried about infection, separate the sick bird from the other chickens to avoid spreading the disease.

    Take an ill chicken to a veterinarian if possible. Chickens are often treated with antibiotics when they have eye infections. Some antibiotics may be applied in ointment form. However, other antibiotics must be ingested in tablet or pill form, and there are some that can be mixed with water.

  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I hope the chick is doing better. You can try a drop or two of poly-visol, they are infant vitamins. Good luck. [​IMG]
  9. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!! [​IMG]
    Hope your chickie gets better [​IMG]
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana

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