Blind Rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bleachlover93, May 21, 2011.

  1. bleachlover93

    bleachlover93 New Egg

    May 21, 2011
    I think one of my rooster's is blind, he's pupils don't contract, he doesn't move if you wave your hands in front of him. What are some ways a rooster can go blind?[​IMG]
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Eyeworm, ocular marek's and/or a self inflicted eye wound could cause blindness.
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    If the rooster contracted Avian Encephalomyelitis, which is a virus they get in the egg (passed down from parents) or can even have reactions from the immunization shot they may get at the hatchery, they can go blind with cataracts. If they suffered greatly but survived the virus, at 3 weeks old they can go blind. However just living thru this virus they can develop cataracts at ANY age. Is the eye cloudy at all?
    Last edited: May 21, 2011

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