Chick with closed eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shadow rabbit10, May 23, 2012.

  1. shadow rabbit10

    shadow rabbit10 Crowing

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    My first chicks arrived this morning and both her eyes were shut. An hour later, one eye opened, but one is still closed. Is it normal? Will it open? Is this something to be worried about?
     
  2. shadow rabbit10

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    Also, one of my chick's umbilical cord is wrapped around the base of it's leg, causing it to hobble around. Should I just wait until it falls off? Will it cause permanent leg damage?
     
  3. shadow rabbit10

    shadow rabbit10 Crowing

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    Please help! the umbilical cord snapped, so that issue is resolved, but my other chick's eye still hasn't opened.
     
  4. Sgtfirstwife

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    Have you tried using warm water to try and get it to open? Try putting a little neosporin on it then just leave it alone. I am rather new to chickens, but I read a lot.
     
  5. shadow rabbit10

    shadow rabbit10 Crowing

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    He hated the water. He actually tried to bite the towel. I'm going to try again later. I'm not worried about to as long as its not life threatening.
     

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