Accident

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sammy56, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. sammy56

    sammy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I accidendly stepped on my 2
    weeks old
    chick in one second his right eye
    got really big lime it was going two
    pop out and went all blue and his
    left eye is fine he walks fine please
    tell me what to do
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think there is a whole lot you can do at this point. These sort of accidents happen. So,
    #1 Don't blame yourself.
    #2 Just observe the chick carefully. Make sure the others don't peck at it's eye. Make sure it is eating, drinking and pooping normally.
    #3 If the others do bother it, I would isolate it until it gets better.

    I don't think the eye will ever go back to normal although it may clear up a bit. It may be this way forever. I have a hen that was born with a bad eye. She is blind in one eye but is doing just fine.

    So sorry for your accident.[​IMG]
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    It happens - for now you just need to monitor the little one and provide appropriate supportive care. Assure proper intake and output and take necessary protective measures should you see the need arise.
     
  4. sammy56

    sammy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank u so much but still it was a chick I cant forgive my self its killing me inside why wasnt I carefull when I look in his eye it just breaks my heart is there any way to just make his eyes little better
     
  5. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I empathize with you, but there is nothing that I know of you can do to help his eye. Just forgive yourself, and keep a watch on the chick.
     
  6. sammy56

    sammy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks
     
  7. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please keep us updated if there are any changes in the chick.
     
  8. sammy56

    sammy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today his eye went little smaller and he closed his eyes right eye and when I try to open it water comes out
     
  9. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't try to open it. The chick may be more comfortable with it closed. Just let it try to heal on it's own.
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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    sammy56- I commented in your other thread about your chick- please check there too.
     

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