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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The Golden Girls, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. The Golden Girls

    The Golden Girls In the Brooder

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    Hi,

    Name is Susan, named the flock after The Golden Girls. Naturally there are 4 hen chicks. 2 Barnvelders, 2 Brahmas.

    Bought them as a pity buy from TS. Sofia was crying to be heard all over the store well above the general chicken noises and by the time I found the horse halter I wanted I couldn’t stand it anymore.

    Anyway, 4 was the minimal so I bought them on condition that we find the loud one.

    Have some experience with chickens but not a lot.

    Turns out Sofia hollers because she’s blind and has to hand fed. Closer inspection revealed that she is a bit pop-eyed as well as blind.

    Here to learn. Any ideas on causation or eye problem’s name welcome. Tips and tricks on getting her to eat something other than soggy bread welcome too. The others will eat their feed, sample dog/cat food etc like normal chicks. She won’t, even wet.
     
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus Syndrome

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Nice to meet you Susan, the wonderful world of chickens is at your fingertips.:welcome
     
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Susan, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Sorry to hear about Sofia. I have never dealt with a blind chick. I would have suggested to offer her a wet mash but that isn't working. She needs to eat or she isn't going to make it. Can I suggest you start another thread about her in the Emergencies & Diseases forum for more help?
     
  5. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow I'm sorry to hear about your chick. I hope you she starts eating.
     
  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal Community! :celebrate Best of luck with your sweet chick! :jumpy
     
  7. Chip76

    Chip76 In the Brooder

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    Hi Susan! Your new chick is adorable! Is Sophia's hollering getting better now that she has a new home? Best of luck!
     
  8. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

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    Hello Susan,:frow and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So glad you joined us.
     
  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello Susan and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Champion

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