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Sickly chick, goopy eye, treatment?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chick_In_The_Burbs, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all.

    I have a 1 week old salmon Favorolles chick that is having issues. He came out of the box seeming a little weaker than the others but overall ok. He developed pasty butt really bad (only one in the shipment to get it at all) and is mostly recovered from that but now has developed an eye issue and is noticeably less energetic. He is flat out lethargic as a matter of fact. One eye is squinty but opens and has no discharge. The other has a coating of a clear gel looking crud. I tried to wipe it off gently but it is far more solid than appearances suggest. There is no swelling in either eye.

    Any suggestions how to treat this? I don't know if his eye was pecked by another chick or if he maybe got chilled? In the coarse of treating his pasty butt I gave him two baths in three days, pat dried him and put him directly under the light in the brooder to keep him warm. I used very warm water; he actually liked it so much he was falling asleep leaning into my hand in the 'tub'.

    Any advise is welcome. Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures. The 'good' eye is first and two pics of the eye that won't open below it.

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  3. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to clean it. I used some warm water on a Q-tip and tried to gently rub the crust away. The goo seems to have given way to the crustiness you see in the picture. Nothing came away and I wasn't comfortable applying more pressure. [​IMG]
     
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  6. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I don't know why this one is having such severe issues when al the rest are healthy as horses... I will pick some ointment in the morning.
     
  7. Kjordanov

    Kjordanov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give him a bit of antibiotics, it works wonders :D
     
  8. Chick_In_The_Burbs

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    Update; bought the vetericyn and have been applying regularly for the last few days. Little one can now blink both eyes though they still look squinty and a bit goopy. But much improved. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kjordanov

    Kjordanov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great!
     

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