1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Sick baby silkie

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by birdsbees36, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. birdsbees36

    birdsbees36 New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Mar 19, 2016
    so I'm new to BYC. This is my first post. I just got three new silkies. One of the silkies has a very weepy eye and pasty butt. I clean her off everyday. She obviously has some kind of infection. Well, I was very busy for two days and had my husband and kids feed the chicks and check on them. They hadn't cleaned her eye off for two ful days:-( I went to take care of her this morning and her eye socket had scabbed over and the puss had filled her entire eye socket. It was a bulging mess. So I got it wet, put some coconut oil on it to loosen the scab and it eventually all came off and out came quite a bit of hard puss. It was a real stomach turner. I cannot seem to find anyone who knows anything about antibiotics for chickens in my area. Vets refuse to tar care of them. What should I do besides keeping the eye clean and using neosporin?
     
  2. pauleberly

    pauleberly Chillin' With My Peeps

    311
    9
    63
    Mar 21, 2016
    East TN
    I am not sure on this. One of our chickens had pasty butt and we put a little bit of apple cider vinegar into their water and two days later no more pasty butt. I think that might be directly related to a stomach / bowel issue

    about the eye, I have no idea and hopefully someone more knowledgeable can chime in
     
  3. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    3,970
    314
    233
    Jan 17, 2013
    California
    you might want to try a antibotic. if you want to try without you can go to a health food store and buy colidal silver. it has antibotic properties and can be put directly into the eye. the higher parts per million(ppm) of silver the better for her infection.
     
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,965
    290
    148
    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    Don't put neosporin in the eye, it's not pH balanced for eye use. Check your farm store, sometimes they carry terramycin eye ointment over the counter that you can use. Apply a small amount 3-4x/day. Continue it for a couple of days past it looking normal.

    For the pasty butt, you can do a search on this forum as there is a lot of good info on how to treat.
     
  5. birdsbees36

    birdsbees36 New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Mar 19, 2016
    Thanks! I've been using coconut or on her eye just to keep it for sealing **** again. I'll go to feldmans and ask if they have a stronger antibiotic. Colloidal silver is also a great idea
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by