When do they open their eyes??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by steffpeck, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    My little cochin chick that just hatched, looks like his eyes are still closed. How long until they open their eyes?
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2008
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine are looking around before they're out of the shell. Was it a clean hatch or does he have gunk on them?
     
  3. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    It looked like it was a clean, easy hatch. He does have a few pieces of little shell on his body still, but not really gooey or anything like that.
     
  4. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Take a Q tip and a cup of warm water, and gently swab his eyes, then very carefully open them with your fingers. You may need to repeat it after a few hours.
     

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