Blind Chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rosypetals, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Rosypetals

    Rosypetals Chirping

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    i think my light brown leghorn is blind in one eye. Both eyes look the same, no difference, but when I hold out 1 mealworm, she misses every time. If I hold out a small handful she can get one, but she still has trouble. She is 4 months old. Any other things that it could be? I’m just worried for her. She is also super skidding, even though I held her so much as a chick. She is also at the bottom of the pecking order out of 8 chickens. They have plenty of space, she’s the smallest, but maybe another chicken pecked her eye? Is there any way to fix this? I don’t have access to any pictures of her right now. Anything helps, thanks!
     
  2. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Songster

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    Please post a picture of the eye so we can see. Both please
     
  3. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Songster

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    If you think she is blind slowly bring your finger/hand to her eye and see how she reacts. Don't move too quickly as she can feel the wind. Do this to both of the eyes
     
  4. Rosypetals

    Rosypetals Chirping

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    I’ll get a picture as fast as I can, and I did this to both eyes, and she kind of flinched in both, 1 more than the other. No matter what position she’s in she always knows what’s going on and it confuses me.
     

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