Eyes sometimes stick shut...normal???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by my4ladies, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. my4ladies

    my4ladies Songster

    Jul 4, 2010
    My little 2 day old silkie's eyes sometimes seem to stick closed. When I pick it up it doesn't open them. I can easily open them by gently pulling the area around them, and then they stay open for a few hours with no problem. Is this normal? Everything else is perfectly fine. Eating, drinking on it's own, walking around checking stuff out.
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Not normal per se, but I had the same problem with a little baby button quail, just in one eye. I think it might have gotten some finely ground food in there and that started to irritate it.

    I used some liquid tears and it started to open the eye more, then I dabbed a little tiny bit of antibiotic ointment around the eye just to be safe. Seems to have helped.

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