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  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Songster

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    Jul 20, 2007
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    I have 3 Speckled Hamburg chicks that are 12 days old.
    One has developed a runny eye.
    He appears normal outside of that, but the eye is halfway shut and he/she keeps rubbing it on his back.

    any ideas?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Feb 28, 2007
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    Sounds like she may have something in her eye. Maybe a piece of bedding...or feather? Will she let you hold her and examine her eye closely!? Maybe a saline rinse is in order.
     
  3. Renee

    Renee Songster

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    It could be conjunctivitis which is associated with a number of chicken illnesses. I would separate the chick out and if the eye does not improve within a day or two you might want to try Terramycin eye ointment. PM me if you think it might be an infection: I accidentally ordered two tubes of the stuff.
     

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