eyes stuck shut???

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

  1. snaphu

    snaphu Chirping

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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 Songster

    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 Songster

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

    snaphu Chirping

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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 Songster

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

    snaphu Chirping

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

    Daisy668 Chirping

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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 Chirping

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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 Chirping

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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 Songster

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

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