chick with one eye closed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nelsonsflock, May 6, 2011.

  1. nelsonsflock

    nelsonsflock Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my week old chicks has one eye closed, she seems to acting normal other than this. Does anyone know what could be causing this and should I be alarmed?
     
  2. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it dried or crusted at all?

    First thing you could try, and to rule out other issues, would be to take a warm, wet, lint-free cloth and wipe from front to back on the eye to free it from any crusties that may be there preventing the eye from opening.
     
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Try rinsing the eye. I could be a piece of debris (pine bedding?). Watch for any othr symptoms closely.

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    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. KansasBoy

    KansasBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Kansas!

    Hope the little chick is doing better!
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  7. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your bird, hope the previous posters were of help.
     
  8. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Good luck with your chick [​IMG]
     
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hope the chick gets better
     

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