Green eyed chick

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by TinaHail, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. TinaHail

    TinaHail In the Brooder

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg My half silkie bantam teenager has deep green eyes? Is there a problem or is it common? Most of my chickens have orange eyes and my silkie has dark brown eyes...
     
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  2. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Crossing the Road

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    Hello there,

    I have a few chickens with light green eyes.
    Trust me, I would hate to mislead you! But I think that is perfectly fine!

    Try putting your hand in front of her and see what happens...
    Doe's she back off or stay still? Staying still means something might be wrong.

    Backing off means her vision is fine.

    I surely hope this helps!

    Sincerely,
    The Angry Hen

    P.S, I don't see her body so I am so sorry if it is a he!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Eye color can change in young birds. My green-eyed pulled ended up with orange eyes. Very lovely indeed. If you think she can't see simply toss some scratch feed in front of her. Watch her reaction. If she dives for it and gulps it down, she can see fine. If she jabs about at the ground she might have ocular issues. If she doesn't move at all, she is most likely blind. From the picture, though, she does appear to have a normal reactive pupil.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    dawnacus 568.jpg My rooster chick. It is neat while it lasts.
     

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