- Aug 18, 2016
So I have chicks that are a few days old, and most of them refuse to open their eyes all the way. When they do open them, it is for verrry short bits, then they are closed again. These chicks also have not been drinking much at all unless I keep dipping beaks. Otherwise they have been just standing(NOT laying down)with their eyes closed. They have not been fully responsive, and the whole group(over 30) appears to be affected. After dipping their beaks in water with honey and vinegar, they seem to perk up and behave mostly normally(except still not opening eyes as much as they should) for a short time, then it starts all over again. I have raised many chicks before, and do not recall anything like this happening. Does anyone know anything about this?