Attacked... One eye gone.

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

  1. treequest

    treequest Hatching

    Jun 26, 2016
    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    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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