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

Reptigirl

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 13, 2011
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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?
 

RachaelS

Songster
8 Years
Mar 14, 2011
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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!
 

Reptigirl

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 13, 2011
65
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39
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.
 

WallTenters

Songster
9 Years
Feb 16, 2010
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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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