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Is it possible my baby guineas are blind?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by 9farmgirl9, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Songster

    May 1, 2011
    Jasper, Mo
    I hatch 4 baby guineas together. They are only 2-4 days old. 2 of them can obviously see--they run all over when i feed or water them. But the other 2are very dousy always sleeping or laying down and i havent seen them eat. They also both have little white dots in their eyes. Are they blind?? And if so i can i get them to eat??

  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    If you can get some Vit. A in liquid capsules I usually squeeze a drop in each eye twice a day for a week to see if it will help ones that appear to be blind.
    Stores like Walmart, Kmart, Eckerds, CVS and others like that probably sell some.
  3. leonphelps

    leonphelps Songster

    May 15, 2011
    Bucks County PA
    I always grab my keets and dunk their noses in water twice a day for the first week or so. They learn to drink by me. then they learn to eat by pecking.
  4. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Songster

    Aug 7, 2011
    Cameron, NC
    My Coop
    Most of the time out of my hatches of 30 or so there are always 1 or 2 that act like that and they always end up dying after a couple days. Its just the way they hatched they are not healthy. How long did they stay in the incubator after they hatched? I found out the longer they stay in there the better off they usually are. I leave mine in there for at least 24-36 hours.
  5. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Songster

    May 1, 2011
    Jasper, Mo
    I left it in there for a day. One of the guineas has died but the other is doing great still thinks its blind tho.

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