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Baby chick won't eat/possibly blind

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Hi, I have a 1 day old chick who appears to be blind, stumbling around, and will not eat, I'm freaking out a bit seeing as he hasn't eaten, I got him to drink a bit earlier, although he won't walk (stands, doesn't walk) doesn't react to movement and keeps chirping. Anyone know how to deal with this aside from culling?
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I know that blind chickens can do very well with a little TLC and time and effort. It really depends on how much you are willing to "invest" in it... It depends on what you're raising them for - straight utility, pets, or a mix of both?

 

Only you can decide if it's best to cull. I'd do a little research on here by searching at the top of the forum for blind chicks and chickens to see what other people have done in the past. :)

 

I hope that you are able to help your baby chick!

 

MrsB

Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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