Eyes shut

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peepsrus, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. peepsrus

    peepsrus In the Brooder

    Jan 17, 2009
    West Bend
    What causing a chicks eye to stay shut? I got them yesterday and all were well, eating and drinking and now two have one eye shut. Yesterday one chick seems to try to peck the others so I don't know if it is an injury. I don't see any drainage.
  2. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

    Jan 14, 2009
    Marshville NC
    probably too low, or too high humidity...try putting a drop of warm water on the eyelid and massage(lightly) a bit to see if it opens
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009

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