eyes are stuck?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by karenkensek, May 18, 2012.

  1. karenkensek

    karenkensek In the Brooder

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    my barnevelder babies hatched two days ago. I have left them in the incubator till this morning. When i moved them to the brooder i noticed two of them had their eyes kind of stuck. can i do any thing to help them? I noticed the humidity had gotten a bit low in the incubator, could they just have dry eyes?
     
  2. SpiritedFarm

    SpiritedFarm Chirping

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    hmmm, i have not seen this before. Can they open their eyes?
     
  3. moetrout

    moetrout Songster

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    Try a wet warm wash cloth if they will let you. Otherwise, what I have done before, is use a eye dropper squirted their eyes with warm water. They could just be dried/crusted shut.
     
  4. karenkensek

    karenkensek In the Brooder

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    well they are looking much better tonight. i wiped them with a wet paper towel, a few times. and they seem to be lot better. i was a nervous mother hen!
     

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