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Chicks under broody hens with closed eyes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Drarig99, Jul 18, 2019.

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    Drarig99 Chirping

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    In every hatching I had/have this year, almost every chicks ends up with closed eyes. It starts around day 4 for about a week. I must clean them up so they can see and eat/drink. No crust, just closed. When I clean them up, they open them only for an hour or so. When their eyes are shut, they are chirping little babies. Otherwise, when eyes are cleaned and open, they are fine.

    I clean up my coop evey day. I tried putting antibiotics in their eyes but it doesn’t do any good. Any idea what to do with it? Trying antibiotics in their food? Which one? Penicillin? Something else to try?
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    What type of bedding are you using?
     
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    Drarig99 Chirping

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    Pine shaving. I used it before without any problem.
     

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