Baby Chick Born with no eyes
I have a two day old baby chick we just noticed she has no eyes. I cant. Get ahold of my vet, and I am wondering what or how this could have happened. I run a hatchery.
Over a month ago the birds ate some oatmeal that had weavels in it. I didn't realizes the fresh unopened container had them in it till we were half way through when my son saw them. Since then..my hens have all but stopped laying..which is strange.
I had another chick born with its head twisted and. Another with a crooked beak. In all the years I have had a hatchery I have never had this happen. My birds are tested for Pollorum, Typhoid and Avian Influenza every year as required by state law.
They see the vet as needed. They get the best feed etc. The only thing that makes sense that would have done this is the oatmeal. I dewormed them all to be safe. I also have had a lot of death in the eggs that were set to hatch. I opened one up and found a half formed chick with what looked like small worms in it. I am at a loss. Sorry to go on. I am just trying to understand what's going on.