blind hen after sitting on eggs??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kbgriffiths, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. kbgriffiths

    kbgriffiths Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pair of silkie chickens who are about a year old. THe hen had her first eggs this summer and I was not sure if the eggs were fertilized. When she went to sit on them I was going to let nature take its course. Prior to sitting on the eggs, Twiggy was a very alert, clever, active and quick hen. I let her sit on the eggs for too long. When she did finally decide enough was enough, (5-6 weeks) she was very different. SHe progressively seemed to lose her vison, and sense of balance. I did as much research as I could and found that giving the polyvisol childrens vitamins was recommended (thinking that she had a vitamin deficieny from not eating enough while on the eegs) SHe is able to find her food and water and follows her friend around and seems otherwise healthy. I feel so sad when I see her now because she looks lost and in a fog. I miss my old Twiggy and need help and advise to solve this problem. Unfortunately there are not any vets who treat chickens in my area.
     
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to Byc. Sorry I don't have any good ideas for you. I think continuing the vitamins and good nutrition to build her up is a good start. Maybe antibiotic in her water. Continue to research online for a remedy or maybe call the usda animal and plant health inspection service for advice. Or find an avian vet and call them to ask for advice even if you can't take her in.
     
  3. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    I think their are a few on BYC that have blind hens. They need a little protection and special care, but seem to live a chicken filled life. Maybe the old timers will chime in. Good luck and [​IMG]
     
  4. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we had a leghorn that was broody for 2 months she was just friendlier
    If she does go blind keep every thing in the same spot low perches and nestboxes for her
     

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