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Slightly droopy eyes??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flapjackfarm, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Hey all. I have 10, 6 week old chicks and 2, 5 week old ducklings who shared a brooder. I noticed last night that one of my ducklings has slightly droopy eyes and a few of the chickens might have them, too. I have attached some pictures; they're the best I could get. I moved my chicks into the coop with my two adult chickens today, but I wonder if I should move them back? Thoughts??

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    If they are eating poorly, have runny droppings, or are hunched, coccidiosis might be a problem. It's common when chicks of different ages are together. Corid or amprollium is the treatment in the water for 5 days. I would be cautious putting young chicks together with older hens without a fence between them. The young ones can be injured.
  3. They're definitely not eating poorly - I'm having to refill the feeders like crazy! lol. The ducklings poo is rather loose, but I'm not sure the chicks is - I'll have to check in the morning. Thank you! I will probably have to pick up one of those two things to give them.
    My adults are bantams, so I figured since the 6 week olds are the same size as the adults, it was a safe bet to put them together now.

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