Chick went blind?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by perfectly_polish, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    This morning I was refilling the guineas waterer and noticed one was running around a looking up, I put my hand in front of it and it just kept going, and it is bumping into things. I dipped it's beak in water and it drank but it doesn't look like it can find it. It was fine last night from what I could tell. What would cause it to go blind? Is it temporary? What can I do?
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2008
  2. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    No one can help or give suggestions [​IMG]
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    too little info really...might try flushing the eyes with sterile saline (perhaps some dust or such got in and is irritating the eye?)
     
  4. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Quote:Well what other info would you need? I really don't have that much, except it was fine and now it's blind? They're about a week old and all the others seem fine [​IMG]
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    well if it happened real sudden .... that is why I considered it might be something like an irritant in the eye. Flush out the eye well with sterile saline (you can make your own by boiling 1/4 tsp salt in a quart of water >make fresh daily) ... flush the eye out copiously and see how it goes...
    Guineas are very flighty as I understand.
     
  6. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I think that the saline solution idea coudn't hurt and it certainly is possible that a piece grit or foreign substance got in it's eye. Is it possible that another guinea was aggresive towards it?[​IMG]
     
  7. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    The little guy died last night. I was going to do the saline solution this morning. So I think he may have had more problems then what I could see. I'll be keep a close eye on the rest of them just in case. Thanks for the help.
     

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