Chick hatched this morning. Eyes not open.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Sheriff, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    This Blue laced Red Wyandotte hatched early this morning and her eyes are still not open. One side is partway but the other is completely shut. Any suggestions? I have some Vetropolycin eye ointment the vet gave me when a hen was pecked in the eye. Might that help or would it hurt?

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  2. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd try warm compresses before applying any medicine.
     
  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:It worked! Thank you so much. Now I will have to keep an eye on her and make sure they stay that way. [​IMG] LOVE BYC!
     
  4. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!!!!! So glad to hear it:)
     
  5. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please post pics of the little chick with eyes wide open. Glad she is well.
     
  6. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    4hooves&featheredfriends :

    Please post pics of the little chick with eyes wide open. Glad she is well.

    Here ya go!

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  7. ChicknJ

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    Cute cute... whatcha hatchin?

    I have to add.... I visited your BYC page, truly a riot..... I love the men's exercise yard, with the men doing....... nothing!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  8. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aaawww!!
     
  9. The Sheriff

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    Quote:Thank you! I crack myself up a lot, but usually no one else! You can never have too many lawn chairs with male goats!
    I just finished a hatch of 7 light Brahmas, 3 BBRed OEG, I Mille Fleur D'uccle, 2 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes and 4 Salmon Faverolles. I had pre-sold the OEG's and Brahmas. The others are mine, all mine! [​IMG]

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