Chick can't open left eye?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TweetyNPetey, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had to take a chick out of the egg, since he was too weak to do it on his/her own, and he/she has been doing fine, but it's been 3 days or so, and he/she still can't open her left eye! Other than that, she has been doing fine. She's eating and drinking, running (or should I say wobbling) around the brooder.



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    She's still a BIT wobbly, but not much. And sorry the picture couldn't be better, I had to use my webcam to take the pic. The right eye is fine, always open, clear, but the left eye is always closed. It is like it's sealed shut.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe the eyelids are stuck together. I had a shrink wrapped chick I had to help out and both of its eyes were stuck shut. I VERY GENTLY wiped its eyes with a warm wash cloth and used my fingers to open them and it could see after that. Good luck with your cute little baby.
    Nikki
     
  3. chick cheap

    chick cheap Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know what to do. Maybe you should see a vet about that. Also, I thnk you should post this on Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures. You might get a lot more responces.
     
  4. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, thank you both. I hope she is okay!!
     
  5. chick cheap

    chick cheap Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep us updated!
     
  6. X2. I had the same thing with a Cochin last year. I used warm water and a q-tip to GENTLY wipe it and help her open it up. It was stuck together. Once it was open she was fine and that was a year ago and she's still fine.
     

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