Our first babies hatched, only to be attacked by another hen...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rhondax6, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the babies got its right eye pecked out [​IMG] If it lives, how should i treat the eye?
     
  2. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Upon closer examination and a bit of a clean up, it's not the eye but a flesh wound under both. I haven't seen it open it's eyes yet though.
     
  3. Echobabe

    Echobabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I'm just cold, but these animals need to have 2 eyes. Any abnormality and the rest of the flock will peck them. Nor will they be able to watch out for danger. Perhaps someone here has stories about a one-eyed or fully blind chicken that does great. But in my experience, anything that drags the animal down to less than 100% will make it weaker and more susceptible to attacks & illness.

    I am sorry about your little chicky. I hope it recovers with full sight so you don't have to consider the alternative.
     
  4. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first baby didn't make it BUT we can hear another egg peeping and this time it'll be safe from all the other hens.
     

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