Eyes sometimes stick shut...normal???

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

  1. my4ladies

    my4ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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