Chick born without eyes :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 5770amber, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After hatching about 100 chicks we just hatched our first chick with issues. It was born without eyes. Is there any hope for this baby?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Sometimes birds can survive completely blind; it all depends on them being capable of finding feed and water. That said, oftentimes when something so drastic occurs externally, there are internal repercussions as well, so be prepared to potentially lose it due to issues you cannot see.

    I'd suggest trying to guide it to the feed and water, teach it where and how to get to them, and see if it is capable of eating and drinking on its own.
     
  3. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just hatched and still in the hatcher but I can definitely tell it doesn't have eyes. I'm afraid it's going to be pecked to death. Won't the others pick on it? I'm patiently waiting for it to dry so I can check it out better.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I doubt they will pick on it purposely but as they begin to walk, trampling or crushing may occur since it cannot really see to get out of the way of the others. It may be best to separate it from the others once it has dried.
     
  5. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor baby!
     
  6. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks normal and healthy just missing her poor eyes. She is snuggly and keeps rubbing her head between my fingers. She is really sweet.
     
  10. MotherhenXOXO

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    That is so so sad! Poor little thing! What are you going to do?
     

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