Chick with eye problems

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by egyptian-girl, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. egyptian-girl

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    Hello everyone,

    I am new here, and I do not raise chicken, my mom does. But I always worry about the baby chicks so I am always responsible of them in the early stages, keeping them warm.

    This may sound weird, but my mom uses the pigeons to hatch the eggs. So, yesterday she took longer time to get this chick and the pigeon poked him in the head in several places. It was bleeding so my mom used ground coffee to stop the bleeding. It did, and the little chick is doing fine and he slept with his siblings. But this morning, his eyes are closed and he does not open them, and he is off balance and cannot stand straight.

    I gave him some water and put him back to sleep, he seems tired.
    How can I sustain him till his injuries are better and - hopefully - he can open his eyes again?

    I read somewhere about egg yolk, is that the right way?
    Should I start today or should I give him time to rest?
     
  2. redsoxs

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    I would for sure put some electrolytes into the chicks water. Hope it pulls through! Best wishes!
     
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  3. newhenintown

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    Can you post a pic of the baby so we can see the extent of its injuries?
     
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  6. redsoxs

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    Electrolytes are vitamin and mineral additives in a powdered form, made for poultry, that you add to your chicken's water. They can be found in local farm and ranch stores. They give the birds a boost when they aren't eating.
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    I hate to say it......They all do not survive......Lots of times it is better to Cull than prolong suffering.....Could be the case...?


    Good luck.....


    Cheers!
     

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