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Category: Bird Veterinary
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Experience:  20 years in private practice, contract veterinarian Dickerson Park Zoo and attending veterinarian Missouri State University
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baby chicks have eye lids crusted or glued shut and must be

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baby chicks have eye lids crusted or glued shut and must be pried open. Some pasting in anal area  Added Visine drops to eyes this morning to clean out and applied vasoline.  But this afternoon, eyes are glued shut again.  Chicks do not appear to be sick, no droopy wings etc. and are pretty spry otherwise.  Can't figure it out.  Hope for a reply soon.  Been waiting all day!!!!
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. MD Stafford replied 7 years ago.

This is probably viral in nature and will run its course. Continue with the terramycin in the water and get some terramycin ointment to put on the eyes.