baby chicks eye is closed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BellLisamo, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    This is the 1st time a chick has hatched. My broody hatched them. But I looked at the babies, and one has a shut eye. What do I do?
    Does it have a virus?
     
  2. JenMT

    JenMT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I saw your post and thought I'd see how that baby was doing? Did they eye open? Is is swollen or goopy? [​IMG]I am a new chick mom so I don't have any answers for you but I wanted you to know someone was listening.
     
  3. texasbartrambaby

    texasbartrambaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have one doing the exact same thing. Acts fine, no goop and chirps like the dickens. Eating and drinking too. Can't wait to see what the experts say ...
     
  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    the baby died... mother broody didnt take very good care of the 2. ugh. i knew i should have taken them..

    [​IMG]
     
  5. JenMT

    JenMT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    darn it.........sorry!
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    So Sorry for your loss. I don't have an answer for you and hope someone does post one. I have one with a completely brown eye. Not like the others, but she eats and drinks ok. I thought she might be blind in the one eye.
     
  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    well i guess we all live and learn. i still wonder why its eye was sealed shut. maybe got dirt or something caught in it. too young to know what to do. i buried the 2 chicks yesterday. they were my first chicks hatched out, so they deserved some respect. They used to come out to see me when id go check on them and broodzilla.
     

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