One eye doesn't open

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by greenchickeneer, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. greenchickeneer

    greenchickeneer Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 7, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Our chicks hatched on Christmas. It was much fun. The last one to hatch is a bit smaller than the others and one eye doesn't open. Any thoughts on this? Do you think washing it might help, maybe it's just stuck. I'm sure this will be a great disadvantage in the flock.
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    You could try placing anti-biotic eye drops in the affected eye, however, sometimes the kinder thing to do is to cull. Often chicks born with problems never develop properly and taking extra ordinary means to save it just prolongs the inevitable.

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