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1-day old chick, eyes stuck shut

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

  1. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 16, 2008
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    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
    Nebraska
    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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