Can our chick be blind?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickartforever, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Chickartforever

    Chickartforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys! I have a small question. We recently got five baby chicks, hatched on Saint Pat. of this year, about five weeks old. One of them, a white silkie, seems different. She just sits quietly in your hand when you hold her. Recently I took them outside. The others were exploring a little, but she just sat there. She didn't move much and didn't really turn her head. I took the others in before, and she just sat there, not even making a chirp to see where the others went. I'm wondering if she might be blind? But when I return her to the brooder, she seems fine, but still doesn't move around much. She isn't hurt, and I don't think the other chicks are bullying her, but I'm just wondering is there's something I'm missing? If someone knows if she's just shy, or if she might be blind, please tell me! Thanks so much!
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Did you check it for blindness?
     
  3. Chickartforever

    Chickartforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea how. Can you tell me?
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you post pictures of her eyes?
     
  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I would start by running my finger back I forth in front of her.
     
  6. Chickartforever

    Chickartforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eggbert420, I passed my finger in front of each eye, she doesn't react. casportpony, I'll try soon.
     
  7. Chickartforever

    Chickartforever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her eyes are perfectly clear, not clouded at all.
     

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