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possible blind newly hatch mallard

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kylee2katie, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. kylee2katie

    kylee2katie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had 8 mallards hatch over the weekend. One appears to be blind. It follows momma and siblings - apparently by sound, and is eating and drinking but is occasionally getting lost/left behind. Both eyes are solid milky white. Is this baby blind? Someone suggested it may be the third eyelid is stuck...is this possible? How do I determine? What do I do? Here is the best picture I can get posted today:

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  2. kylee2katie

    kylee2katie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any one?
     
  3. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh poor baby!
    Do a search for 'blind chicks' - I know its come up a few times before so hopefully you might find a thread that matches your little ones' symptoms. I know there are quite a few members who have raised blind chickens, so there's still a chance for her! x
     
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    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. kylee2katie

    kylee2katie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! It didn't answer my questions but it most certainly gave me hope!! You have made my day!
     
  6. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad [​IMG]

    Hopefully you'll get some more answers now your thread has been moved to this forum.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011

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