Was this chick born with a bad eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rascal66, May 24, 2019.

  1. rascal66

    rascal66 Songster

    216
    286
    156
    Sep 10, 2015
    Washington
    I just hatched some chicks this past Saturday and today I realized that one of my chicks eye doesn't look normal...
    20190523_182833.jpg
    Sorry that the picture isn't very clear. He seems to be able to see okay but this eye also looks a little bit watery.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Not normal, but not much you could do about it either. You just have a kind of odd one. Does the eye seem to work ok? :)
     
  3. rascal66

    rascal66 Songster

    216
    286
    156
    Sep 10, 2015
    Washington
    For the most part, yes but I'm gonna really need to look at him for a bit to tell. Hopefully the little guy will be okay
     
    Chickassan likes this.
  4. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Can he shut it fine and all that?
     
  5. rascal66

    rascal66 Songster

    216
    286
    156
    Sep 10, 2015
    Washington
    I'll double check, but it seemed like he could. Maybe I'll tlalso try to snap another pic
     
    Chickassan likes this.
  6. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Yeah, trying to see if the little fella could use some eye ointment. Looks a little watery so i'm wondering if the lid isn't scratching the eye.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: