Does anyone have a half blind chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by superjules75, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. superjules75

    superjules75 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 5, 2009
    Austin, Texas
    If so, how has it done in the flock? I think one of my girls has lost one eye from a dog attack and I am wondering if she'll adjust.
  2. HaulnFetch

    HaulnFetch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Strawberry Plains, TN
    We have a six month old Buff Orpington that was born with just one eye. She has done just fine and adapted to monocular vision. Of course, that is all she has ever known and did not have to adapt as an adult. It hampers her a bit looking for bugs, etc. It is funny as heck watching her run as she turns her good eye to the direction she is running. I can't say how an adult chicken will adjust but, from reading all sorts of posts in the forum, it seems chickens are wonderfully adaptable creatures. We just watched Tufus (too ugly for us - she's not the prettiest thing) while she was growing to be sure she was getting enough to eat and drink and she has done just fine.

    Edited to add that the rest of the flock of 10 birds have never picked on her because of the deformity. It did "weep" for a while while she was growing and we just kept it clean.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    Quote:omg tufus thats so hilarious. but i think they will adapt just fine i use to work for a man that had a blind rooster and he did just fine
  4. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    Quote:We also had a one eye born kids call him Popeye [​IMG] Ugly as it can be and very funny to watch as he's always having to move his head to use his good eye but it hasn't slowed him down one bit. Give her some time and she will adapt..while she is though keep her in a safe environment where nothing can sneak up on that side like the kitty or dog..the other chickens should be fine with it.
  5. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    All of my Polish are half-blind, some seem to be all-blind, but they do just fine. You can walk right over to them and pick them up and they never see you coming. [​IMG]

    She'll be fine. We had a one legged chicken, we currently have a roo with only one foot. They are amazing creatures and quick to adapt.
  6. vandergrift20

    vandergrift20 New Egg

    Oct 16, 2009
    I have a rooster with one eye and one leg and he still mates and he is king of the pen
  7. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    I had a Pekin girl lose an eye from a fox and she did wonderful. Yesterday we picked up our babies that we ordered from Ideal and one of the Favs has a bulging eye. She can close it but it's big. I hope she'll be ok. But I wouldn't worry too much about your girl, she should be fine [​IMG]

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