Bulging Chick Eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ggrap, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. ggrap

    ggrap Songster

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    Hello. I have had 1000's of chicks and haven't seen this before. A 3 day old SLW keeping her eyes mostly closed, but they are bulging out of her head and pushing the lids out.

    Didn't know if I would need a pic for this, because that is a good description and there is nothing else weird about her.

    Any ideas? Maybe a deformity? I will probably put her down, but am curious about the problem...

    Thanks!
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Thyroid problem?

    Bulging eyes makes me think hyperthyroidism. But the bulging eyes usually appear after some time, so I think it unlikely in your little guy.

    Sorry. Good luck with it.

    Bump.
     
  3. ggrap

    ggrap Songster

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    no ideas?
     
  4. Cass

    Cass Songster

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    Maybe someone scared her momma before she was laid? [​IMG]
     
  5. ggrap

    ggrap Songster

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    It is interesting that no one knows (maybe). She is pretty pathetic.
     
  6. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

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    I'm not shure but a pic would help other members with the same thing
     

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