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'Cauna with cloudy/gray eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sledzeppelin, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. sledzeppelin

    sledzeppelin Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my approx 6 month old hens - an ameraucana/easter egger - has cloudy eyes. I was out working on their new coop today and noticed it. I haven't noticed any other issues with her. I'll try to get a picture tomorrow.

    I've searched the forum for "cloudy eye" and read about Marek's. The only symptom she seems to have is the cloudy eyes. Will that kind of Marek's lead to paralysis and death or is it just blindness I have to be worried about?

    Is there anything I should do?
     
  2. sledzeppelin

    sledzeppelin Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try to get a picture later, but I just went out and looked and can describe it better. It doesn't look like the picture on wikipedia because the cloudiness is only in the pupil - the outside of the eye is still nice and brown/gold. She's definitely not blind either.
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is she eating well?
     
  4. sledzeppelin

    sledzeppelin Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as I can tell, yes. I'll keep a closer eye on her when I'm out there today, but she goes out and scratches with the rest, and she feels nice and heavy.
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not sure what else might be going on. Sorry.
     

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