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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickchick24, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. chickchick24

    chickchick24 Hatching

    Apr 9, 2017
    Recently, my 2 week old chick's eye won't open. I opened her eye and everything seemed fine, but she just won't open it. I've tried cleaning it with a damp cloth and that didn't work. She is eating and drinking perfectly, but leans when she walks and eats.. What can I do to help her???

  2. redranger209

    redranger209 Songster

    Apr 17, 2016
    Oakdale, CA
    I had a chick like that, but it died when it was a few hours old.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I would try to figure out why she is not openingthe eye, whether it is irritated from dust or ammonia odors, or if she has goten something into her eye such as a piece of bedding or food. She also may have been pecked by another chick which is common. I would gently open the eye with your fingers to check it for debris.You can use a wet tissue to soak it if it is crusted shut. Lubricating eyes drops may help. Sometimes an eye can become watery or bubbly, and later swollen, if they are developing signs of a respiratory infection.

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