why are my chicks eyelids sticking together??????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speedy94c, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. speedy94c

    speedy94c New Egg

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    they are a week old yesterday and I noticed that a couple of them had their eyes closed and wouldnt open them. Lastnight I took some warm water out there and put a drop on the ones eyes that were stuck shut which broke them loose. Tonight when I got home from work I noticed that almost all of thems eyes were like that.
    What is causing this???? anyone know????

    Thanks in advance
    Steve
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like they have a bit of a respiratory problem going on. Do they have any nasal discharge? You might want to try them on some antibiotics.
     
  3. speedy94c

    speedy94c New Egg

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    They have no nasel discharge. sometimes they look like they have been playing in the water. Just dont know.
     
  4. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like i read on here that it could be caused by low humidity. Don't quote me on this and i hope someone with more chickperience can chime in on this. Good Luck with those babies.
     
  5. speedy94c

    speedy94c New Egg

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    please help me with this. do i need to keep them open with water or what? is there something i can put on them?

    thanks in advance
     
  6. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try reposting this on a thread under disease, etc catagory. I'm sure someone here can tell you what to do., Sorry i can't answer that one. Good Luck
     

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