Crusty Eye ... Keeps it Closed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Keeperoflock, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Keeperoflock

    Keeperoflock Songster

    Mar 10, 2018
    Central Indiana
    One of my 2 week old chicks has a crusty eye and keeps it closed. I don't see any wet discharge from other eye or nose. She seems to be ok otherwise, eating and drinking ok. Poop seems to be ok too. Activity is ok.
    What should I do? Warm compress and observe her?
    Should I separate her?
    COULD this be something contagious?
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Dip a cotton bud in warm water and very carefully wipe it clean every so often. It should hopefully clear up in a few days. It could be that she got a bit of something in there that is bothering it.
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