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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:25 pm 
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The blr standard wyandotte chick i hatcHed , of course the best on eb base. Hatched fine but on second day had a sore eye, presumed it must have been pecked as they seem to peck at each others eyes when young. It is still sore and gets acrust on it, closing the eye, the chick scratches at it. I have been washhing the eye just with plain water and removing the crust, would it be better to add somme salt to the water when washing the eye. No other chick in brooder has a problem, and this chick is fine in every other way, eating well, sleeping well with plenty of energy, not falling behind in growth. Should i add vitamins to the water.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:21 pm 
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I would irrigate with saline rather than water. I've had success (or maybe just good luck) with a couple of drops of Colloidal Silver on adult birds with eye infections. It is a good antibacterial, not so sure about it's reputation as a medication.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:09 pm 
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After cleaning it last night i spotted a feather that was also stuck to its eye and pulled this feather out, in the morning the swelling was gone and the eye looked a lot better, this afternoon its eye was looking really good. So maybe the feather was stuck in the eye causing the irritation. Will monitor it closely but looking good. Has nice pigeon /light blue flights growing so really happy so far. :thumbs: thanks for your advice sue. We have saline eye wash in small bottles at work, if it flares up again will try it.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:19 pm 
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Good to hear :)

For the future, Chlorsig eye drops (for conjunctivitis) are available over the counter at pharmacies and can help with mild eye infections in birds.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:29 pm 
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Thanks Rach i didn't think of that.


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