Silkie chick with swollen eyeball

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by giddyupz, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. giddyupz

    giddyupz New Egg

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    I have a 5 day old Silkie chick with a swollen right eye. I noticed when it hatched that the eye seemed slightly larger than normal, but now it is bulging and the lower lid is swollen as well. Any ideas on what this is, since it may have been born with it? Thanks!
     
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  3. giddyupz

    giddyupz New Egg

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    Thank you for the reply. I read several of the threads regarding this condition. It looks like there is not much I can do, except hope and pray it's not hydrocephaly. The chicks are a Special Ed. classroom project, and this chick in particular is already a favorite. There is another with a leg deformity as well: Don't think its spraddle leg or a slipped tendon. The students are learning some real-life lessons about disabilities .
     

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