My 4 day old chicks Right Eye will not open

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Leogakasmoke, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Leogakasmoke

    Leogakasmoke Out Of The Brooder

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    I have Ten 4 day old chicks that the mother hen hatched recently. There is one baby chick that the right eye is not opening. Last night i used water and a q tip and got the eye open, and it seemed from watching the chick that it could see out of the eye. This morning the eye is closed again, i wiped it and opened it a little but it seemed as if it was hurting the baby, I put the eye under the faucet with a real light stream of water just to rinse it, and wiped it some more, but it seems the chick will still not open it's eye. Any suggestions? I figure i can either wipe it more and force it open, which seems to hurt the chick a little, or just let it be. Please let me know what you think. I will try to take a picture, the eyelid seems pretty clean to me, none of the others chicks have this problem, I can live with it, but if I can do something to help i would like to.
     
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  2. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken only has one eye as she had the same problem and she is absolutely fine she can only see out of it a little bit but does not affect her in any way hope this helps
     
  3. Leogakasmoke

    Leogakasmoke Out Of The Brooder

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    did you mess with the eye at all or just let it be?
     
  4. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Emm well i left it for the first few weeks and then it started to grow a scab over it so i got some salt water and wipped the scab and it slipped off which may sound painfull but it worked and did the job
     

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