Week old chick with eye injury? or no eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickgarden, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. chickgarden

    chickgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2012
    We hatched Silkie chicks a week ago. We had 14 and have given some away so it's easier to tell them apart now. While checking for pasty butt I noticed one chick with it's eye closed. It has a dryish patch above the eye. When I gently raise the eyelid we can see a watery looking gray area, but it's hard to tell if there is actually an eye. It's eating and drinking and active, hanging out with the other chicks. Any ideas on what I should do, or not do?[​IMG]
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2017
    Idont know. I'm just posting to bump this. Hopefully someone will be able to help you.
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    You can try keeping the eye rinsed and cleaned with saline and apply some Vetericyn eye gel or Terramycin eye ointment to the eye if it seems dried out or crusty.

    There's no way to know what is going on with the eye at the moment unless you have a vet that can check it out.

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