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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenlover432, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. chickenlover432

    chickenlover432 Chirping

    Feb 19, 2014
    Proud Aussie
    Hey guys, I was visiting a friend and I was looking at her chickens. Most of them weren't tamed and my friend had to grab the legs and put her hand on her belly to pick her up. Anyway, I noticed that one of her girls had one pupil in her eye that was fairly large and the other was tiny. I knew something was wrong with her but my friend said not to worry about it. But to be honest I can't stop worrying about it and would like to know what's wrong with her. she looked perfectly healthy with other parts of her body, but I would like to know if this is normal?

    Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

  2. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Sounds like she received some kind of trauma to the head [​IMG]
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] I'm guessing previous head trauma or viral/bacterial infection involving the optic nerve. Just a guess though. If the chicken is eating and doing well, then let her be.
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Theoldchick X2 Could be lots of reasons why this is. As long as the bird is acting normal, bright red comb, eating, drinking and the poop looks good, then there is no need to do anything about it. But good call!! You take notice, and this will help you take good care of your own babies.

    A word of caution....ALWAYS wash your hands, change your shoes and clothes after visiting someone elses poultry. You never know what you might be bringing home that can endanger your flock.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
  7. chickenlover432

    chickenlover432 Chirping

    Feb 19, 2014
    Proud Aussie
    phew, ok I wasn't expecting that! Well my friend has a silly old dog who's always trying to steal the chickens and put them to bed in her doghouse. Maybe that's got something to do with it but thanks guys. And yes, she is eating and drinking so that's definitely a good sign. But she isn't tamed and she goes crazy and bumps into things so maybe it could be that.....

    Also, she doesn't seem to be blind or anything but does it by any chance affect her eyesight?
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2014

  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. From your description it appears that your friend has a hen who is doing fine in spite of some ocular problem that is far from life threatening.
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Poor hen, I hope the dog doesn't get another chance at her.
  10. chickenlover432

    chickenlover432 Chirping

    Feb 19, 2014
    Proud Aussie
    Yeah, but the dog is a big softy so she won't hurt the chicken. Anyway, other than the eyes, she looks like a perfectly healthy girl so yeah, it's just up to the dog not to do her any more damage.

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