Baby chick won't eat/possibly blind

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Strawberrypixel, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Strawberrypixel

    Strawberrypixel New Egg

    Feb 20, 2016
    Hi, I have a 1 day old chick who appears to be blind, stumbling around, and will not eat, I'm freaking out a bit seeing as he hasn't eaten, I got him to drink a bit earlier, although he won't walk (stands, doesn't walk) doesn't react to movement and keeps chirping. Anyone know how to deal with this aside from culling?
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2014
    Magnolia, Texas
    I know that blind chickens can do very well with a little TLC and time and effort. It really depends on how much you are willing to "invest" in it... It depends on what you're raising them for - straight utility, pets, or a mix of both?

    Only you can decide if it's best to cull. I'd do a little research on here by searching at the top of the forum for blind chicks and chickens to see what other people have done in the past. :)

    I hope that you are able to help your baby chick!


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