My baby chicks eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chkngurl, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Chkngurl

    Chkngurl New Egg

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    HI Everyone,

    Last Friday we picked up our 4 baby chicks. All of them are different breeds. I have New Hampshire Red, Barred Rock Chicken, Delware chicken, and cannot remember the 4th (brown bird). Anyways, two days later we noticed someone was pecking at the area right above her eyes ( yellow birds). Creating little sores. I was using a regular heat lamp. So I separated the injured chick (yellow bird) from the rest until I went out and bought a red lamp. I split the Barred Rock and the brown chick (unknown name) on one side of the bin and the two yellow birds ( New hamp and delware) on the other. The injured chick yesterday kept her right eye closed but the left eye was fully opened. Today both eyes are closed. She is doing fine,, eating and drinking and seems happy. Will her eyes open again:? Can she survive not seeing?
     
  2. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pictures?
    Thanks!
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  3. Chkngurl

    Chkngurl New Egg

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    I ended up putting neosporin on her eyes. And immediately her eyes opened. Checked on her this am... she still continues keeping eyes open and everyone is getting along.
     
  4. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! That's great! I'm so glad that she's better! How has she been doing lately?
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  5. Chkngurl

    Chkngurl New Egg

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    She has been doing great! All four chicks all getting along. Makes me happy
     

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