Attacked... One eye gone.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by treequest, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. treequest

    treequest New Egg

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    My wife came home to find one of the ladies had been attacked and is missing an eye. Anybody had such a wound heal and get along. She separated her from the others in case of pecking...
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I have a mature hen that lost an eye. Honestly, I have no idea how it happened. She had both eyes when I got her, and one day I noticed the left one was gone. Just a socket---no other injury, etc. She never missed a beat as far as laying or activity.

    I would treat as any other wound. Keep it as clean as possible. You can't really bandage that area, but you can put a wound dressing or ointment on it to protect it and keep it moist. chickens have amazing abilities to heal themselves.
     

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