3 of my newly hatched chicks have eyes closed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bangor777, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my silkies hatched yesterday and today. I moved them to a brooder and I notice that three of them have one eye shut. one opens the eye a little, the other two are closed completely. Anyone know what this could be? They don't appear swollen, just closed. should I try warm water on the eyelid, or leave them alone?
     
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nevermind, I tried a damp paper towel and wiped them and all of them were able to open their eyes after that! phew!
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Oh thank Goodness, it is scary when they are just hatched and something is wrong and you dont know what to do!!
     
  4. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes it is, thank you!!!
     
  5. greenesacres

    greenesacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also had an adult chick do this. What are the reasons for this? What do I need to do it it happens again?
     

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