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  One of my 4 week olds has red all around his/her eye
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Zenith49



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:05 pm Reply with quote

Yesterday it was just a little red, but today a ring around his eye 1/8" is very red. What can I do to help this little one?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:11 pm Reply with quote

more history per what's going on plus some photos would be a great help ! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:49 pm Reply with quote

I noticed a few days ago that this chick had some redness around his eye. I've got colored bits of velcro loosely wrapped around their legs so I can tell them apart. Our patient today is Mr. Blue. The day I posted, the redness was much worse. I have 8 chicks all about the same age. I divided them into two groups as the space they were in seemed to be too small for them. They've been fine since except for this. We put the whole lot of them outside in a large elevated cage the day I noticed that his eye had gotten worse.

Today it seems a bit better, although it might be worse than yesterday, but still better than the day before. They are eating chick starter food and drinking sav-a-chick. I've given them some fresh alfafa sprouts a coupla times. They go totally nutso and run around stealing from each other. It's a hoot.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:33 pm Reply with quote

I strongly suspect that another peachick has been using this peachick's eyelid for
target practice (pecking practice)
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once a sore is started it becomes a target for all pointed beaks

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:14 am Reply with quote

I agree with DCT,, looks pecked on, maybe give them more room ,,,,,, gac
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Zenith49



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:26 pm Reply with quote

Thanks, all. He's improving a bit every day, so I think they are done pecking at him. I'm surprised that the rest would peck at him as he seems to be very alpha-ish. I guess I'm wrong about that.

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