What is wrong with this baby?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bawk2theFuture, May 3, 2016.

  1. Bawk2theFuture

    Bawk2theFuture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple days ago I noticed one of my chicks her eye was crusted shut so I gently washed it and got it open again now the feathers all around her eye are crusty and kind of matted to her face. I called up Tractor Supply to see what they thought I should do and they told me to come in and get some vetericyn ophthalmic gel. So we ran down there and got it and I've been using it 2 to 3 times a day since Sunday. But now I'm noticing that she's shaking her head a lot like almost like a nervous tic. Also, opening her mouth really wide like she's yawning right after she does her head shaking. I'm really worried about her. Anyone have any idea what this could be? Because the people at Tractor Supply told me that this is probably just a result of a pecking injury.[​IMG]
     
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  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might consider a respiratory infection. Those often show symptoms in the eyes.
     
  3. Reiki Rooster

    Reiki Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the baby kept outside or inside? Might of originally had something in it's eye, and now it's progressed to infection. Maybe extra vitamins to give it's immune system a boost. Just an idea, I haven't had eye injuries yet ( thankfully )
     
  4. Bawk2theFuture

    Bawk2theFuture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's kept indoors. I'm keeping an eye on her and giving her vitamins in her water. If it gets worse I'm going to give her tetracycline...hopefully I don't have to because she's kinda young
    1 week old today
     
  5. Bawk2theFuture

    Bawk2theFuture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE her eye is fine now, quarantined overnight and it clears up and healed!
     
  6. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good news
     
  7. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad s/he is better! [​IMG]
     
  8. Bawk2theFuture

    Bawk2theFuture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% better!
    The eye is clear and dry!
     
  9. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :weee
     
  10. Reiki Rooster

    Reiki Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Thank Goodness!!
     

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