new chick with closed eyes

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

  1. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Songster

    Mar 5, 2007
    NW Louisiana-Vivian
    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 Songster

    Jun 18, 2007
    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.


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