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Week old chick blind,Please Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BackSwampGirl, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don`t know what to do.When she was born,she was not blind.I don`t know what to do.I ahve put warm water to rinse her eyes out and put warm cloth on her eyes and it does no good.I am afraid it might be too late.She just stands there and won`t move unless I try to feed her.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2008
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Do not use water from the tap...you must make up a sterile saline solution to wash the eye out...
    Boil 1/4 tsp of salt in a quart of water for five minutes (cool to room temp) and flush out the eye same way as you would do with a human eye.
     
  3. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thanks so much dl.Now I got to wait for it to cool.I pray this does work,she is so pitiful.Sandra
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    well...that is just the basis... an antibiotic ete creme (so one sold specifically for the eye) is also advised usually.... does she have any other symptoms ?
     
  5. petlove

    petlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe these posts will help.
    Southern28Chick has a blind pullet she named Tiny. You can PM her, I'm sure she'd be glad to give you suggestions (she's been busy lately, so it may take her some time to get back with you). You can do a search for Blind Tiny on BYC to see the posts she's made
     

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