Chick Born With...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peepinglaura, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One chick was born with one gummy eye. It's now in the brooder. It appears to be gummy with yolk. Can I just wash this out? (I'm hoping I can get away with asking this question in this category because it just hatched).

    Thanks!
     
  2. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could you post a pic
     
  3. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would take a q-tip and wash it off and then see if it will open up
     
  4. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (sigh) Camera broke 3 days ago. Haven
    t got out to get new one yet.
     
  5. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if it should be separated? It wouldn't be easy to separate another brooder, but maybe possible.
     
  6. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    I have had this happen before. I used a warm, moist cotton ball and moistened the area until it softened up enough to be wiped off.
    Good luck [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2009
  7. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, good! I was preparing for the worst. I used warm gauze (the chick wasn't a big fan of the procedure). It opened it briefly and then resealed, so I'll do it again in an hour or so. Thanks for info!
     

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