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4 Week old Chick with eye issue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by VickisChickis, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. VickisChickis

    VickisChickis Out Of The Brooder

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    My 4 week old Buff Orpington constantly closes her right eye. Can someone tell me if this is something to be alarmed about? Other than keeping one eye shut most the time she is active, eating, and drinking fine. We have 5 other young chicks about 2 weeks older than her, all different breeds. No one else does this. Just a new chick Momma here, trying not to be overly concerned but don't want to wait too long if it is something!! Thanks in advance for your input.
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC and to chickens in general!

    It's ONLY the right eye, you say? How long has she been this way?

    It's possible she got pecked by another chick. If you look close, can you see any evidence of bruising or a little scab on her eyelid or surrounding area?

    Is there any bubbling in the eye? And I'm reading she's a 4wk chick in with 6wk chicks? Or are they separate?

    Are her poops normal?

    MrsB
     
  3. VickisChickis

    VickisChickis Out Of The Brooder

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    Her poop is normal. Yes, she is the "baby" from the feed store, all the other chicks seem to be 1-2 weeks older than her. They have been together since we brought them home. (She was about 2 -3 days old). It is only one eye, it has been like this pretty much since we had her. I will look tomorrow to check for swelling or a peck mark. It had looked normal most the time except she closes it more than the other.
     

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