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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by poulet, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    My little 6 day old chick I am now 99% sure is blind. I have to feed him soggy bread by holding it in front of his beak. Getting him to drink is hard I dip the bread in water so that he has water too. He is half the size of the others born the day before him. Has anyone had sucsess raising a blind chick ? are there any tips as to what else I could feed him , the chick starter feed I try to stick to the bread to get some of that in him but you really have to hold it in front of his beak. HELP someone tell me it is possible to do this [​IMG]
  2. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    I have three day old blind chick. I hope someone can help us. I separated mine from the others because she was getting run over and I even saw another peck one of her eyes!! She has found the water and has eaten a few crumbs. Today, I randomly chose a sister to be her companion b/c she wasn't sleeping without being able to touch my skin/body heat. They seem to be ok. My philosophy is that if she is willing to fight, I'll keep feeding and watering her. I can't cull her, but I too wonder if I should be preparing for inevitable death. She is smaller than the others and certainly not eating the way they do.
  3. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Quote:i'm sorry i can't offer any advice on this matter. the care you're giving might be the only way to success, but it will be incredibly time consuming.

    keeping all of your requests and information in a single thread instead of creating several new ones would probably get more replies.
  4. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    How is Peppino? My little one didn't make it. It was a good week of bonding and extra care. I'm sad, but trying to understand that s/he fought and tried for life and I provided all that I could.
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    make sure the brooder were he is is rather small and the food and water are always in the same spot. he will learn. Quite a few of us have special needs chicks.

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