Day old silkies eyes wont open?? Need help please.

baldie

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Sep 25, 2008
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I have a silkie that is a day old, and it hasn't been able to open it's eyes. It can open them for a minute when I wet them, but after that they stay shut again. She is the cutest little thing and I want her to live. She can't see to eat or drink. What can I do? I have searched on here, but the posts seemed to be older chicks. She was born like this.
Any help would be great, thanks.
 

spook

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11 Years
Apr 21, 2008
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Try brewing a cup of plain tea, red rose, salada, store brand, you get the idea. Allow to cool so as not to burn you or the bird. Take a cotton ball or you can use tea bag, soak them for a short while, the tannic acid will help remove any bacteria that could be growing or causing infection.
I believe there are some petroleum products out there for eyes, but if the tea should work, its going to save you some bucks.
Good luck and keep us posted.
 

baldie

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11 Years
Sep 25, 2008
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Douglas, MA
Okay, the tea seems to be helping. She is not eating though. I am not sure she knows how?? What can I feed her? I gave her egg yolk and medicated mesh mixed with water. She doesn't seem sick. She stands up and everything, but I think from not being able to see that now she doesn't know how.
 

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