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Silkie chick blind in one eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by racuda, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    Today this seven week old chick was just standing in a corner by itself. Normally they run around and are hard to catch at this age, but he was just standing there. I picked him up and noticed that his right eye was dull and didn't sparkle like his left.

    I believe he is blind in that eye and I think he got pecked. I know that chickens can get along fine with just one eye, but is there anything I should do?


  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:I would wash the eye out with saline eye wash, and if you can afford it because it's quite pricey but worth every penny, i would go to TSC or your feed store and buy Vetericyn spray and spray it's eye until chance of infection is over. It should heal with out problems.

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