Chicken keeping eyes closed.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chucky'sclucky, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. chucky'sclucky

    chucky'sclucky New Egg

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    Feb 23, 2009
    One of our chickens is keeping it's eyes closed. She still moves around and eats and plays she just does it with her eyes shut. If you talk to her she'll open her right eye but she won't/ can't open the other one. Anyone see this before? She seems fine other wise, but were wondering if she could be sick. Thank -D-
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Do the eyes look normal or are they swollen? Any gunk around them?
    Does she feel skinny or get off balance at all?
     
  3. chucky'sclucky

    chucky'sclucky New Egg

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    The eyes look completely normal. She's a little skinny feeling but not to bad and she is not off balanced. She gets around just fine follows the herd kind of. Shes the smallest and youngest of the bunch, so my husband thinks she's getting picked on. These ladies have been together for 4+ months would they start picking on her this late in the game? -D-
     
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I have chickens that have picked on each other for years.
    Sometimes if a chicken is sick, the others will attack it. Even when they are only establishing pecking order, they will go for the eyes.
    I'd keep a close eye on your girl......
     

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