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sick chicken! what should i do?! HELP!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by silky_3699, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Songster

    Aug 15, 2011
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    i have a chicken and i have no idea whats wrong with it. one of its eyes have pussy stuff on it. it dosent look like its in pain but i really feel for the poor thing. i have no idea what to do. it seems that it is also slowly covering its eye:( HELP PLZZZZZ!!!
     

  2. If you don't have any other symptoms like a runny nose, lethargy, breathing problems, then it's probably just an infected eye. You can rinse it with normal saline solution then put terramycin ointment in the eye. You should do this twice a day until healed. Terramycin is an antibiotic opthalmic ointment. You can find it at some feed stores, pet stores, or online.
     
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Quote:X2 and [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!!
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I have to agree as well. If other symptoms appear, then you will need to get some antibiotics in the water. [​IMG]
     
  5. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Wow! poor thing! I suggest you to post on the emergencies forum! Good luck [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. FeatheredObsessions

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    WELCOME!

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  7. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

  8. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Songster

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    Aloha and [​IMG] from Hawaii! [​IMG] good luck with your sickie chicken [​IMG] - youll find great info and advice here! like Skitz said - the Emergency thread might be better to get you some more answers and advice. [​IMG]
     
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Hello and welcome to BYC! So sorry for your chick. Polyvisol infant vitamins without iron, antibiotics(tylan or amoxicillian), and probiotics(probios) is what I would treat. Separate the sick chick from the others. Keep the chick calm in a separate cage with food and water. When my chick was sick, I added a couple drops to the beak twice a day or you can add 1ml per quart of water. Good luck!
     
  10. greymane

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Sorry to hear about your sick girl. Best of luck and I hope she has a speedy recovery. [​IMG]
     

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