chick with one eye closed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by starkist72, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. starkist72

    starkist72 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just moved my chicks to the brooder. I had noticed yesterday that one of the chicks seemed to have an eye closed, but couldn't see much in the incubator. Now I can tell that it has one eye shut all the time.

    It's a cute little chick! very spunky, chases my son's finger on the side of the brooder box, eating and drinking. in and out of the heat-lamp hot spot just like the rest. I really don't think it's sick.

    Could it be a deformity?
    Could it be glued closed with egg white (one of the other chicks has some hardened white or something on it's back and head)
    Should I leave it alone or try to clean it?

    I'll try to add a picture with my phone
     
  2. starkist72

    starkist72 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmm? I can't figure out how to get a picture posted from my phone
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2014
  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a phone with pictures in it so I can't help you there. [​IMG]
    You might try wiping a warm damp cloth across the eye and see if it is just sealed with membrane or yolk. I've had this happen before and the cloth usually helps. [​IMG]
     
  4. starkist72

    starkist72 Out Of The Brooder

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    well that was an easy fix! can't believe i let the guy spend a whole day that way :/

    Searching the forums I was worried he was deformed or sick.. he just needed his face washed :) I'm glad i asked!
     

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