Baby chicks eyes stuck shut

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by carolinagrl525, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. carolinagrl525

    carolinagrl525 New Egg

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    I have a one week old baby chick. Her eyes are stuck shut and seem very dry. I've tried using a q tip with warm water but it did not help. Any ideas what might be going on or what I can do to help? Thanks for the help
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many farm stores carry terramycin eye ointment which is safe for chicks. I would pick some up (usually under $20) and apply it to the lids. This will moisturize as well as treat most infections. Hopefully as any exudate softens, the lids will be able to open.
     
  3. carolinagrl525

    carolinagrl525 New Egg

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    Thanks I will give it a try
     
  4. ultimatecluck

    ultimatecluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Shame poor thing :( I agree with jensownzoo though :) good luck :3
     

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