One Eyed Brown Leghorn Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Catarah999, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Catarah999

    Catarah999 Hatching

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    I've had this chick for roughly a week and I've noticed her right eye is missing. Her beak is fine and doesn't appear to be having any other problems, however I was hoping to get any advice on caring for her that I can. That goes for immediate or preventive action. I can post a picture of her eye as soon as I get home.
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Welcome! If the eye was never there, she's already learned to cope. If it's a new injury, it may need help to recover. Pictures should help too.
    Any disability can be a real problem for a bird in their flock, although she may be able to manage just find with her flockmates. It depends.
    Mary
     
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  3. m1chelle1

    m1chelle1 Songster

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    Yes, picture would help
     
  4. Catarah999

    Catarah999 Hatching

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    Thank you for the reply. Turns out I jumped the gun a bit. Once I got home and gave her another look, I saw her eye was starting open! I also confirmed she could see out of it by waving my finger in front of it and she reacted. Thank you for the help! At least I know now for next time if this happens again.
     
  5. Folly's place

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    Good! Mary
     
  6. Catarah999

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    Thank you for the reply. Turns out I jumped the gun a bit. Once I got home and gave her another look, I saw her eye was starting open! I also confirmed she could see out of it by waving my finger in front of it and she reacted. :thumbsup
     
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad that all is good with your chick.
     

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