1-day old chick, eyes stuck shut

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by danamillette, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. danamillette

    danamillette Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    Northern Wisconsin
    This chick was born with most of it's membrane stuck to it. After it dried and it's wings were stuck, I decided to help it out and gave it a wrm bath and got all the membrane off, minus what was on it's head. I was afraid of drowning it. Now it cant open it's eyes, the rest of it fluffed out but the head. How can I safely help??

    Thanks! and oooh! pics to come!

  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    I would take a wet cotton ball get it wet with warm water, and wet a q-tip. gently rub the q-tip on the eyes, pulling them gently open. You can get them wet, just make sure you wipe them off and keep them in a washcloth. Don't keep them from the heat too long, though.
    Good luck! [​IMG]

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