Polish Chick with Poof Problem.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zookeepersgirl, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Hi y'all
    I have a 6 week old polish chick that I think has an eye/poof problem. Her poof is leaning so heavily on one side that she can hardly see, and there is some slight bruising.
    the opposite side has most of the poof
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    This is the other side.
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    Same side, just lifting up the poof to see the eye lid
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    Any thing that I can do?
    TIA
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks gooey...is it?
     
  3. No, I believe that because of the extra weight of the poof it is causing the eyelid to fold where it isn't supposed to.
     
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...I'd suggest a bobby pin to help hold things up, but I'd be afraid if it came out that some chickie might try to eat it?
     
  5. Well I have about 36 chicks of two ages in the same pen so.. that probably won't be a good idea, but I might be able to get it a little wet tomorrow and try to shape it to the other side?
     
  6. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, I looked into it (I have four polish in my brooder right now), and you can actually use tape (masking, painter's, etc) or a hair tie to get their crest out of their eyes.
     
  7. Ok I will try that tomorrow. BTW her name is Top Hat.
     

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