Help! Hen is losing sight, off-balance, no appetite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicksaloon, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. chicksaloon

    chicksaloon Hatching

    Jun 28, 2010
    Durango, CO
    My 2-year old Rhode Island Red hen has been acting like she's losing her vision for a few weeks and started to stumble constantly. She also turns her head to the right and left over & over~looking like something from the exorcist! The other hens started to peck at her so I've separated her. I've tried vitamins in her water, flax seed oil on her pellets, vitamin E, red worms for extra protein, but she seems to be going downhill fast. Now she won't even grab a red worm when held up. She's not eating and is listless. I've tried to give her water with a dropper with a little success. Any ideas or suggestions???? I feel terrible not being able to help her.

  2. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    One of your threads needs to be deleted. You double posted.
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    I'm sorry to read about your hen. I don't have any advise for you but I'm sure someone will come along soon with some suggestions. Welcome to BYC. There is usually some very good info here.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2010

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