Week old silkie eye trouble!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silkiedottes, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. silkiedottes

    silkiedottes Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 6 nice little bearded silkies hatch out about a week ago, all healthy and robust. One thing I did notice, at a few days old, is that Occasionally a few of the chicks eyes would stick shut and I would have to get a warm washcloth to help them get their eye open again. Now I have a little chick who's eye it's crusted over and shut and I'm having to clean it and apply coconut oil every few hours to keep it open. This doesn't seem to be really helping much. does anyone have any ideas? The chick is eating (purine start and grow medicated) and drinking fine. Also, another one if the chicks has been making a noise like a squeaky toy since day 2. ??
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Does the eye have pus in it or any discharge coming out of it?
    Any signs of sneezing?
    You might try Vetericyn eye gel or Terramycin eye ointment in the eyes, instead of coconut oil.
     
  3. silkiedottes

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    It has a little goop that crusts over if I don't clean it out in time. No sneezing or noticeable abnormal behavior otherwise. Ok! Thanks! Coconut oil is all I had tonight and I thought maybe neosporin, but I will look for that...I wonder if I can buy it at a farm store or TSC?
     
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    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You should be able to find the eye ointment at Tractor Supply.
     

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