chicken blind+

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dc0145a, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. dc0145a

    dc0145a Hatching

    Nov 29, 2007
    I have a 1 year old hen that appears to have gone blind. She is finding the food dish okay and drinks.
    However, she does bump into things around her.
    I can put my hand up to her eyes and it's like I'm not even there. [​IMG]
  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    well,,,,,,,,she drinks and eats!!!! but make sure no ones being a bully [​IMG]

    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I have one like that too. We are going to make her a little coop and run area of her own, she falls off the roost and is afraid to walk down the ramp. She will have her own feed dish and water and a cozy safe spot. I just need to find a friend to put with her so she won't feel lonely.

    Good luck with your special girl.
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    You may want to email or PM Southern28Chick (Tricia). She has a blind hen (Blind Tiny) that has done wonderfully under her care. I'm sure she'll be more than happy to help you with your bird.
  5. are her eyes open or shut? do her eyes look different? I had a hen who got sick and her eyes stuck shut, but she was walking around and eating until I caught her and fixed her up. They have really good senses!
  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    good luck with your chicken
    Welcome to BYC!
  7. Gersbud

    Gersbud Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Central Michigan
    My little Pip Squeak is blind too. She doesn't seem to have any problems eating or drinking. My daughter makes sure that no one picks on her as well as our Roo Rudy. He seems to know. But good luck with you hen.
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
  9. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    Scenic Verbank, NY
    We had a blind hen, Helen, who was just getting picked on too much, so we gave her away...after looking for weeks for a new home. If you do make her that ADA coop, consider a bunny for her cellmate.

    Good luck!

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