Chick's eye closed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sunnychooks, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    I have a week old chick with one eye that has not opened. She is eating, drinking, active, growing well and otherwise is normal. I cleaned it with a very wet cloth, thinking that maybe there was some goo that was glueing it shut, then I pried it open and put some eye lubricant in it. When I opened it, it looked normal and she seems to have a blink response, but she will not open it on her own. Any ideas? Thanks!
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well, if she is eating and getting along fine, I wouldn't worry about her not wanting to open her eye. Just keep your eye on her and she if things don't change.

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