Fox attack Hen Blinde????

Lstorns

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Mar 29, 2015
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Had a fox attack a week ago today. My hen, "Bunny" was injured badley it seemed but is standing and eating and drinking. Not sure if she cant see or has brain tramma preventing her from aiming correctly I have to guide her head to the water and or food
Her pupils have begun to move oh and at first her one eye didn't look great, closed most of the time but now seems ok. when I put her down she doesn't walk and just stands there although ive seen her take steps before
Is she blind now ?
If so, has anyone seen hens regain there sight?
 

Wyorp Rock

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I'm sorry about your hen.
Can you post some photos of her?

Was the eye and/or head damaged in the attack? Any other wounds?
Does she react if you put your hand near her eyes?

If there was damage to the eye(s) it's hard to know how well she will recover with sight. A vet may be able to check her out and tell you more.
I would get some poultry vitamins into her that contain Vitamins E, B1, B2 and A.
Keep her eating/drinking and continue helping her as needed.
 

Lstorns

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Mar 29, 2015
6
3
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I'm sorry about your hen.
Can you post some photos of her?

Was the eye and/or head damaged in the attack? Any other wounds?
Does she react if you put your hand near her eyes?

If there was damage to the eye(s) it's hard to know how well she will recover with sight. A vet may be able to check her out and tell you more.
I would get some poultry vitamins into her that contain Vitamins E, B1, B2 and A.
Keep her eating/drinking and continue helping her as needed.

no other wounds or injuries I can tell
No blood or anything and she doesn't react when my hand is near her face
shes eating quick oats with water to make them soft for her is that an ok food
Ill post picks when I get home
 

Lstorns

In the Brooder
Mar 29, 2015
6
3
47
I'm sorry about your hen.
Can you post some photos of her?

Was the eye and/or head damaged in the attack? Any other wounds?
Does she react if you put your hand near her eyes?

If there was damage to the eye(s) it's hard to know how well she will recover with sight. A vet may be able to check her out and tell you more.
I would get some poultry vitamins into her that contain Vitamins E, B1, B2 and A.
Keep her eating/drinking and continue helping her as needed.

no other wounds or injuries I can tell
No blood or anything and she doesn't react when my hand is near her face
shes eating quick oats with water to make them soft for her is that an ok food
Ill post picks when I get home
 

Wyorp Rock

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6 Years
Sep 20, 2015
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Southern N.C. Mountains
no other wounds or injuries I can tell
No blood or anything and she doesn't react when my hand is near her face
shes eating quick oats with water to make them soft for her is that an ok food
Ill post picks when I get home
I would offer her her normal feed - layer feed or chick starter made into a mash (feed plus a little water). You can also offer bits of egg, fish or meat to boost protein.
It would be good to also give her some poultry vitamins for a few days too.
 

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