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1 week old chick's eye is hurt. What to do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sally4500, May 14, 2010.

  1. sally4500

    sally4500 Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    I picked up my 8 chicks at the feedstore on Tuesday, who were hatched the Friday before. They were all happy and spry when we put them in the box to take home. Later that day, I noticed the fluff around one of the chick's eyes was wet. Her eye looked like there was a film over it of some sort. While is has gotten a little better over 2 days, it is not 100 percent. She is otherwise running around and happy, although she seems quite smaller than the rest. She is a cochin.

    Has anyone had this happen to such a young chick? Is there anything I could do to help her??

    Thanks, Sally

  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Have you tried cleaning it out? Maybe some water dripped on it with a Qtip? She could just have a bit of fluff caught in there.

    As long as she shows no signs of respiratory issues like runny nose etc, it should heal on its own.

    Good luck!

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