Chick won’t open eye. Thoughts?

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  1. Nancy B

    Nancy B New Member

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    4AAB50A0-4551-4200-AF06-DB1BCE9C6039.jpeg 6CEB8049-039A-4F43-9103-6A4564325A2F.jpeg 8E3B9F53-02A8-46B8-9F59-773A7D96C6D6.jpeg EBAD1DE1-3A20-4765-8C8C-AE5CA5908FB1.jpeg This sweet little chick had something happen to her eye two days ago, she won’t open it at all. I tried to *gently* open it to inspect for discharge or injury but I cannot see anything. Is it likely that it got pecked or some other injury, should I outantibiotic on it?
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  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    If you can get it or have it already antibiotic eye ointment would be best. It will help the eye heal and keep it from being so irritated.
     

  3. Nancy B

    Nancy B New Member

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    Thanks, I hope it’s salvageable.
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    You'd be surprised how often this kind of thing happens with chicks. It's probably scratched and it irritates it when opening the lid. I had my eye cut once, it was like someone put stones under my eyelid whenever I opened my eye.
     
  5. Nancy B

    Nancy B New Member

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    I tried some gel ointment (just moisturizer without antibiotic) and the chick was able to open her eye once a lot of the scab was softened off! Very relieved because she sure is a pretty girl!
     
  6. robin416

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    Believe me, they can be like little kids if there is a way to get in trouble they'll find it. Glad to know things are looking up with that eye. (no pun intended)