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Chicken going blind? Please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tylexie, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. Tylexie

    Tylexie Out Of The Brooder

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    My 8 week old BR chick(en) has a problem with her left eye. Most of the time she keeps it closed (the other one open), but when she does open it I can see that it is cloudy. She lives with 5 other chick(en)s, so I think maybe it could be caused by a peck to the eye?

    Is she going blind? How can I help her? Is it a sickness? If it is, will it spread to the other eye or the other chickens?

    Also, her other eye (the "good eye") has a problem. It looks as if it has been "turned" in the socket, revealing flesh. Is this normal? None of the other chick(en)s have this!

    Please help!

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    Left eye


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    Right eye (2 different angles)

    I couldn't get a picture of her left eye open yet (she refused to open it). I'll try to get that later.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you take her to a vet?

    Try flushing the eye that she is keeping closed with saline, just to make sure there is no debris in it.
    Provide her with some poultry vitamins that contain Vitamin A and E to see if there is any improvement. It's so hard to know what's going on with the eyes unless there is an obvious wound or other symptoms of disease.

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps031
     

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