blind chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mtcookie, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. mtcookie

    mtcookie Dances with Chickens

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    I have the cutest little silkie who I believe is blind. ugh

    The thing walks around in circles pecking at whatever it can find then oh look i hit the water dish. Takes a head full of water and then cant find it again. Cant find the feed bowl I have to put some on the brooder floor. Does not run but walks around in both circle directions.

    UGh

    What do I do with this cute thing.
     
  2. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to say it, but, maybe you should euthanize it. That is, unless you want to spend a great deal of time caring for it in isolation, so it doesn't get picked on, doesn't drown itself, doesn't wander off, etc. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Is this a just hatched chick? Silly question - but are the eye lids open?

    I had a chick (not silkie) hatch with one eye closed - lid refused to open. Luckily for some reason - after a couple days the lid opened.

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