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does a chick with one damaged eye need to be culled?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vpeterson, Jan 19, 2010.

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  1. vpeterson

    vpeterson Songster

    I have a nice molted bantam cochin chick (3 weeks) whose eye was pecked and damaged and who now only has one functioning eye. Does it need to be culled or will it grow up to lay eggs or to breed since it came from nice stock? It is not developing as fast as the other chicks and is smaller. It is often by itself. Can a one eyed chicken survive or will it be taken by a preditor? Not sure what to do.

  2. Kennyog

    Kennyog Songster

    May 7, 2009
    Oak Grove
    As long as it is not in pain,i would let it be.It will adapt.Are you sure it can't see in that eye? It may have some sight.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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