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Sick Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bdog, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. bdog

    bdog Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 4 week old chick. She has a croked lower beak.

    She has been fine until today, i noticed one eye is weak and red around it!

    What could it be and how should I treat it. Should I sperate her from the opther chicks?

    Thanks,

    Jimmy
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I have never had one do well with a crooked beak. Some people trim it and can keep it under control, but it will always need to have deep feed, it will not be able to eat off the ground. Not sure about the eye, It wouldn't hurt to rinse it with mild warm saline, about 1/4 tsp in a cup of warm water. soak a cotton ball in it and gently soak the eye.
     
  3. bdog

    bdog Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Jen,

    Going down and check her now.

    Merry Christmas
     

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