thought I might be able to ask you some advice about my new chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by oesdog, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    We had chicks in the incubator but all died except 2 - we did what was directed on BYC and saved 2 chicks. They are now in the Brood box. One took over 12 hrs to move and we had to keep feeding him water through an eye dropper. I think we mucked the humidity up as all the others were dead and these two couldn;t get out of their shells themselves. One got half out and we didn;t know it was in trouble and it died. Felt really bad so we learned really quick with these to save them. They are 14 days old. They are way smaller than the 4 in the yard with a hen. But they are 3 weeks old. One of these little ones has a really yuky eye and although I have bathed it , it doesn;t seem to be getting better. We did put all the chicks and the hen together one day on the grass. It was real hot out but when the 4 chicks got cold they went under mum but the other two just didn;t know what to do. She didn;t reject them but they simply didn;t go under her so we had to take them back to the brooder. The one with the eye got sniffles for a few days and I thought oh God weve killed him just letting him have fun for a half hour! But he is better today and running about playing again. The eye though doesn;t seem to heal and it is irritating him so much he rubs it on his back and tries to scratch himself to death. What can I do?????? I am new at this these are our first chicks.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I'm sorry I don't have an answer for you having never dealt with that type of issue before.
    Here's a bump, hoping someone will be around shortly to offer you advice. [​IMG]
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Your local farm store may have Terramycin in a tube. It's antibiotic for the eyes.

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