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Chick closing one eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by venymae, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

    Aug 18, 2014
    Manhappiness, Kansas
    I have a chick that keeps one eye shut, like the eyelid doesn't work. What can I do?
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I'd suggest at least trying to clean the eye with a mild saline solution and consider the option of buying a triple antibiotic eye treatment - neosporin or something of such ilk. The treatments are for humans btw so try a pharmacist.

    Good luck
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    How old is the chick? Have you tried to open it, since it could have secretions that keep it from opening? Do you have any lubricant eye drops? How is the air in your brooder? Good air circulation and avoidance of high ammonia levels from droppings can help. In older chicks, sometimes not opening an eye might be a sign of a neurological problem.

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