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Blind Chick???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by needtohatch, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. needtohatch

    needtohatch Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hart Co
    I have a chick that is about 3 days old. I noticed yesterday it seemed to walk with its head tilted and almost touching the floor. It will also put the top of its head on the floor (like it is trying to stand on its head). I took it out today and wiggled my fingers on each side of its head and it did not seem to react. Could it be blind? It seems to be eating and drinking fine, but I am worried about it.

  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    One fairly definitive way to tell in animals (cats, dogs, horses) is to poke at them like you're going to stick your finger in their eye. Move fast, but pull up before you get to their eye (obviously). If he doesn't react, almost definitely blind. Let us know what you find.

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