Chicken doesn't seem to see well?

Jajika

Crowing
13 Years
Dec 24, 2007
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Hi Everyone:

My sweet Thelma, about age 7, seems not to see well in certain circumstances. She is robust, eats, drinks, runs around and dirt bathes, so from that perspective she appears healthy and hearty. Yet, when I offer her spinach from my hand, she misses when she goes to peck at it. As well as things on the ground? She cocks her head and then misses.

She is eating and from all other perspectives, as I said, she is active.

Is it possible she is losing her sight?
 

HenneryTheEighth

Songster
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Sounds like it. As long as she is eating and active, I would be okay with that. Just don't rearrange the furniture in her house. :)
 

Jajika

Crowing
13 Years
Dec 24, 2007
620
170
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Northern California
I would recommend checking her eyes to see if you can spot anything. If you can't see anything wrong and the problem persists, you may want to go to the vet to have them take a look.
HI Elie And Her Flock...Thank you. What I've noticed is that when I hand feed her spinach she is very tentative unlike her sisters who grab it, she has to look and then sort of misses when she goes to get a bite.
 

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