So we picked up our new chicks at the PO today. Everything looks good. Placed them in the brooder. They were running around doing chick things. I noticed one of them tripping and getting knocked over by the other chicks.
On closer inspection it appears her eyes have not opened. I can feel the globe behind her eyelids. They are sealed shut. I placed a few drops of water to see if they would loosen. No luck. The water beads off like turtle wax.
She is pecking the ground, but cant find her way to the feeder or the water. I have placed some crumbles around her and she ate them. I placed her by the water, dipped her beak. She drank.
Has anyone had a chick who's eyes were late opening or did not open?
If so did you cull, or keep them alive by hand feeding?
Did they eventually open, if so how long did it take?
Thank you for any information.