So I got chicks this spring from TSC. One of them always had one eye that was watery and occasionally crusty where the drainage dried. I used warm compresses to clean the eye, but he has never had any other symptoms. Being a neonatal nurse, I assumed it might be a birth defect to do the the tear duct. He is now around 8 months old and is one of my top roosters. His eye is still a bit watery at times. Recently, I had a sneaky broody hen hide a nest and she hatched out 5 healthy babies, which some of them I suspect are his offspring since she was one of his hens. One of the babies eyes are watery and I plan to use warm compresses on them. No other symptoms of illness. I had never planned to breed him for fear that if it was a congenital defect it would be passed along. Just wondering if anyone else has seen something like this? Should I treat differently?