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eyes stuck shut???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by snaphu, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. snaphu

    snaphu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick that hatched yesterday, and it's eyes seem to be stuck closed??? is that common, and is there a solution?[​IMG]
     
  2. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I have no idea if that is normal or not but I would try taking a paper towel putting a little water on it and put it on chicks eyes for a minute or two. See if that helps it open its eyes.
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Don't totally drench the paper towel!
     
  4. snaphu

    snaphu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wiped the eyes, they're not "stuck shut"... the chick just doesn't seem to want to open them??? I gave the chick a few drops of water sweetened with corn syrup [​IMG]
     
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Oh I see..Hmm I don't know then..Sorry
     
  6. snaphu

    snaphu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it passed away overnight [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  7. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor Little thing! I'm sorry for your loss...
    Good luck to you and your chickens!
    Daisy. xx
     
  8. snaphu

    snaphu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks Daisy... it's so sad, it was standing, drinking and looked ok, but with eyes closed... then it just got weaker and passed away [​IMG]
     
  9. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it wasn't in pain it was probably happy! Still a shame though. Sad when a bird passes away espicially when they are young or your oldest chicken! [​IMG] Sorry for your loss...
    Good Luck to you and your chicks!
    Daisy. xx
     
  10. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Sorry for your loss![​IMG]
     

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