Chicken with constricted pupils and neurological signs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WalkingOnSunshine, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey, I have an 18 month old speckled sussex hen. Last night when I went to give treats to the hens, she didn't come running. She stayed under the tree. When I went to see what was up, she had extremely constricted pupils. When I touched her, she stood up very straight, almost like a runner duck. I picked her up with no problems. None of my hens is this tame.

    I isolated her, and she's still alive this morning. She didn't lay an egg today, so I don't know if she has normal eggs or not.

    I did my best with veterinary searches, but can't find anything that exactly fits. Marek's is the closest, but she's a hatchery hen and was vaccinated.

    Anyone have any ideas? She's isolated for now.

    Erika
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Could she be egg bound? Her pupils could be fixed because of being in pain..........
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    It doesn't seem like pain, but I will check I know she's laying right now.
     

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