Assisted Chick - Blind or Challenged ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rhondademulder, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. rhondademulder

    rhondademulder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2016
    Unadilla NY
    I have a help-a-long chick whom I suspect is either somewhat Blind or ..slow ..challenged??? . She is 10 days old.- eating and drinking (finding her way slowly to the feeders- water but she seems to do so by sound- hearing the others getting excited when the feeder is filled and the pecking sounds she pecks at the air at times...until she gets to the right spot in feeder. She doesn't seem to peck around or navigate (altho she can walk fine) Her eyes are normal looking and so is she other than the non navigation and exploring the others do. Would it be visible to me to check her pupil dilation to light in a dark room ? Is this something a chickens eyes normally do is dilate to light ?
    Any suggestions ????

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