new chick with closed eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RoyalHillsLLC, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 16 chicks that arrived yesterday. One of the chicks is smaller than the rest and closes his eyes most of the time. I wonder if he is sick, blind, or what? Any ideas?
    he is tiny and doesn't move around much.
     
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly it will most likely die. If you cannot get it eating within 3 day he will surely perish. Try some sugar/honey water to give him a quick boost, might just wake him up (Put drops of it on his mouth, he will suck it up {Not to much you can drown a baby chicken, they won't stop drinking if sick}). You may have to forcefeed him, that comes with its own risks thou. Good luck with your baby.

    Bubba
     

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