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Chicks hatched ... now they have stuck eyes!!! HELP

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Reptigirl, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Reptigirl

    Reptigirl Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Antonio, Tx
    Well I have my first ever baby chicks.. I hatched them out over the last 4 days. The newest ones hatched last night. They were fine when they hatched but now tonight I noticed they have eyes that are sticking closed. Not gunky. No discharge or anything. There eyes look clear.... I took a clean towel and doted a little water on & they opened them right up... Now 2 hours later a few chicks have 1 eye closed...

    Other then the eyes they look & act healthy... What's going on?
  2. LilMissPetie

    LilMissPetie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Not really sure about the eye thing. But Congratz of your first hatch [​IMG]
  3. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Can't help but I have two kind of like that so I am jumping on. Their eyes are open now but something looks "off" about them, not the same as the rest almost like the eye that was closed is smaller!
  4. Reptigirl

    Reptigirl Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Antonio, Tx
    Anyone? Im guessing it might be because the humidity is too low...i raised it and now only 1 is having trouble.... Just a guess. Hope its not something worse.
  5. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2010
    Sweet Home, OR
    The humidity was probably too low when they were hatching. Continue doing the warm wash cloth to help them open them up... It should clear up in a day or two if you keep doing this.

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