I have my red silkies (7) out in a 1/2 covered tractor now for the past month and they free range during the day so they are not cooped up with lots of litter and amonia. Now I see one of the hens has cloudy eyes and when I motion she does not react so I'm pretty sure she's totally blind. Since I've noticed this I've been putting her to the water and food twice a day but I fear she's wasting away from not eating enough....I always find her in a nest box Any hints to what happenned to her eyes? They are clouded over, white like cataracts. There is no discharge, pus or bubbles and her crest is not too big to be poking her eyes either, or anything like that. She looks normal in every other way. Has anyone ever heard of a disease like this affecting silkies? I was going to butcher her and give her to a chinese woman here, but I'm thinking twice about that now in case it's something seriously bad. I also have a coop with close to 100 chicks and then another coop with my standard size layers and some blue silkies. I don't want to risk them all getting whatever this is if it's contagious. Has anyone gone through this before? Or does anyone know what caused this?