Help for a newly laying hen that is almost fully blind?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vjbakke, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a dom that has vision problems. I don't think she can see much at all. She does fine eating and drinking. She recently started laying, laid one outside in the run. And has laid one in the coop by the waterer. I can tell she is looking for a place to lay, she gets loud and uses her head to search around for a place to lay. Well today I go out and she's bleeding on her head. I think she cut her comb on something while she was acting crazy in the coop. She still hasn't laid an egg, but it acting nuts. Any ideas of what may help her better find a place to lay. Maybe make a nest area on the coop floor? However I feel the other girls will mess with it. Also what is good for helping injuries to their comb?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    You can use neosporin on her cut, make sure the others don't peck at her comb because they are attracted to blood. If they peck you could sequester her or put Blu-Kote on it which masks blood's color ( in horse section of farm store) Don't use anything with benzocaine on her. You could set up a little box on the floor which she may or may not like. Eventually she will get into a routine.
     
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sending healing vibes for your hen! [​IMG]
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Perhaps building her a whole new coop with her own run and private nest box just for her, that way she will feel better and lay better. Besides it will only cost a few hundred bucks but she will be at peace. [​IMG]
     

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