Chicken's eyes are cloudy, fading in color and pupil is irregular, distorted

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kratieklp, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. kratieklp

    kratieklp New Egg

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    Should I be worried about my chicken? Her eyes used to be a bright yellow with a uniform pupil. Now it looks like the iris has faded in color and they are almost cloudy. Her left pupil is distorted and very long, while her right pupil is very small and fractured.

    She is a Buff Orpington, about two years old, is eating/drinking/behaving normally. She does not appear to have lost any weight. A couple things that might be notable but also might have nothing at all to do with this issue: about 4 months ago one of the other chickens attacked her and ripped off half of her comb. We treated it and it did heal, but since then her comb and wattle have faded significantly in color. Second, about 2 months ago she started molting, and some of her feathers have grown back white, so she looks spotted when she has always been uniformly blonde.

    I hope it's not Marek's Disease? Has anyone else seen anything like this?

    Thanks!

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. dawg53

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    Possibly ocular marek's: Normal eye on the left.
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    This is picture #17 from one of the links eggcessive posted:
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    FWIW, I have a bunch like this and they're just fine. I know someday they'll succumb to Marek's, but for now they're in good flesh and very happy.

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