Ever wonder what a blind hen looked like?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by AnimalsComeFirst, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Penny, my half-blind Buff orpington, was very photogenic today.
    She let me take many pictures of her eyes... a really weird way to tell that she's blind in her blue eye is when I'll wave a hand infront of her blue eye, and she won't respond at all. Then i'll wave a hand infront of her green eye, and she'll turn her head and look strait at me.

    Taking a nap in the sun...
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    Shaking herself
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    "What are YOU looking at?"
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    "This is my good side, snap it!"
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    Blue eye (she can't see at all out of this one.)
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    Green eye (she see's out of this one)
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    "FINALLY. She's done! Now, back to my nap...."
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    (Nellie wanted pictures too!) "Hey good looking!"
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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    What a sweetie Penny is, and so is Nellie. My red hen who is blind in one eye does very well, but her blind eye is just hazy colored instead of blue. That is interesting that Penny's blind eye protrudes more than her other eye.
     
  3. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has your hen always been blind? I don't know if Pen the hen (my nickname for her) was born half blind or something caused it. I know, I notice that her blue one appears bigger than her green eye....strange..
     
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    My Chickadee has a blind eye too. They are special chickens.

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  5. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell from the first pic... are both her eyes orange? She's beautiful and looks like a good mother to those chicks!
     
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    She got some bark fly in her eye, and somehow it made her blind. I'm really not sure what happened really.

    Here a better picture.
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  7. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that's really interesting. I've never thought about blind chickens before. It's good to see that they have good lives[​IMG]
     
  8. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some blind chickens I've had (all 100% blind): Serama roo "Sick Chick", Wyandotte "Shirly" and D'Uccle "Millie". All great personalities :)
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  9. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, they can't see but their eyes are still open? thats interesting!

     

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