help!!! BLIND PULLET NAMED HICKUP PLEASE HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by woolychicken, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. woolychicken

    woolychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I Have A Golden Sebright Pullet Named Hickup, She Is So Sweet This Summer She Seemed Like Every Other Normal Pullet I Got Except I Started To Notice She Did Not Go Out Of The Coop Much I Thought It Was Because I Had To Many Young Roosthers So I Got Rid Of Them . She Still Did Not Go Out So I Took Her Out And Watched Her For A Long Time And Started To Notice That She Was Bumping Into Things Like My Feet. I Feel So Bad!! She Is So Sweet I Have Kept In The Coop And Make Sure She Is Eating And Drinking She Will Climb Up The Steps To The Platform Roost But Has A Hard Time Getting Down So My Husband And I Make Sure She Gets Down And Keep The Water And The Feed In The Same Place At All Times She Like To Strach The Ground When She Eats Make Lots Of Noise Like A Hick Up Thats How She Got Her Name Long Before This Happen. The Other Bantums 2pullets And 1 Rooster Sebright And 3pullets And 1 Rooster Mille Feur D'uccle Dont Seem To Bother Her .what Should I Do ?,is Their Any Help For Her?, Should I Bring Her In The House For The Winter And Keep Her In A Dog Kennel. Oh Help My Little Friend!!!!
     
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Can she find her food & water?
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    oh poor little thing:) your great for keeping her-I would too:). If it were me I would let her be and just keep a realy good eye on her. Make sure she is eating and drinking plenty especially through winter. Id give her extra protein and warm food in the mornings to just spoil her-IMO-thats just me folks- ( I give a tiny extra pinchful to every hen that lays me an egg every day-they all gets scrach to play in hay with but I know who lays so I walk around with another filled cup and let the layers take a few extra gulps:) )) anyhoo--I might even wind up bringing her inside if I noticed she was losing weight- [​IMG] I only have 1 handicapped roo right now and he free ranges all day with the group-when he starts to look like he may be losing weight or feeling ill he goes back into his first aid cage for a week or two of spoiled rotten attention with food and treats plus..
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watch to see if she has a buddy, if she does then they should probably have their own space inside and out doors. Put the food and water in one place, make sure she knows where it is and don't move it. If she wants to roost you can build her a low platform that she can climb up on.
     
  5. woolychicken

    woolychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES SHE IS EATING AND DRINKING MY HUSBAND SAID WHEN HE PUT HER DOWN THIS MORING SHE WENT FOR THE WATER AND THE FOOD WE ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON HER I AM A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER SO I AM GONE MOST OF THE DAY MY HUSBAND WORK 2ND SHIFT SO HE DOES THE DAY WATCH I DO THE PM WATCH ( I GUESS WERE CHICKEN PARENTS) UP IN MICHIGAN [​IMG]
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:sounds good to me then she will never be alone:)
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sounds like you are doing great with her. Just make sure she can find her food and water. If you free range at all you'll need to keep an eye on her that she doesn't wander too far. I would leave her with her flock as long as she continues to do well.
    I have a half blind hen. When she was younger I had to keep a close eye on her, but now she has a "seeing eye chicken", one of my other hens that always stays with her. If my half blind hen, Lil' Bit, gets lost from the flock she's learned to head back to the coop area and wait. I put her on the roost at night - she waits by the door of the coop for me each night to give her the boost up. She finds the elevated nestboxes by herself, as long as there is some light for her to see by.
    Keep an eye on your girl's weight. For every ten pecks that Lil' Bit hits my hand with when I hand feed her treats, she'll actually hit the treat and not my hand about once. She goes thru spells where she seems to have more trouble finding food. I make sure to take her aside and give her extra feedings during those times.
    There is someone on here that had a totally blind rooster, I believe it's rodriguezpoultry, and that roo lived to be like 12 years old.
    They are a blessing whether they can see or not. As long as she is not suffering in any way I see no reason why she would need to be put down. She'll surprise you with how well she learns to cope with her disability.
    Good luck to you and Hickup.
    Feel free to PM me if you ever have specific questions about helping her learn to cope.
     
  8. woolychicken

    woolychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU FOR THE INPUT PLEASE KEEP GIVING ME IDEALS
    THIS EVEING I PUT HER ON THE ROOST MY HUSBAND AND I PUT BOARDS ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF THE ROOST ABOUT 4 INCHES BELOW PUT CARDBORAD OVER THAT AND LOTS OF STRAW IN CASE SHE FELL OFF SHE WOULD LAND ON SOMETHING SOFT . SHE FEEL A LITTLE THIN BUT WE REALLY JUST FOUND OUT THE PROBLEM ON SATURDAY SO WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING HER ALOT WHAT ELSE CAN I GIVE HER FOR TREATS? I THINK SHE DOES HAVE A BUDDY BUT I NEED TO CHECK MORE IN TO THAT. IF I HAVE TO I WILL BRING HER IN ONLY OF I THINK SHE WILL NOT BE SAFE OUT IN THE FLOCK. RIGHT NOW IN MICHIGAN THE WEATHER IS GREAT 45 IN THE DAY ABOUT 21 AT NIGHT THEY HAVE HEAT LAMPS ON TILL THE SUN COMES UP. I WORRY ABOUT THE 25 - 30 BELOW STUFF
    DOES ANY ONE MAKE A CHICKEN PARKA:lol: THANK TO YA ALL
     
  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:be careful what you post for want ads on here for chickens-whatever you ask for magically it appears in photos and someone makes them-bought them-sold them-etc...LOL
     
  10. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an older splash silkie hen who doesn't see very well at all--we keep her in with her buddies, but make sure she has access to food and water--I also set her specifically in front of her food and tap the bowl a few times for her to hear the pellets--she then starts eating...I also set her in fron of her waterer and splash my finger in it and then she drinks. If your hen free-ranges, I wouldn't leave her out and would cage her with a buddy for company, food, water, and most importantly, protection!
     

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