Help with diagnosis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AFarner2876, May 24, 2012.

  1. AFarner2876

    AFarner2876 Hatching

    May 24, 2012
    I have a New Hampshire Red hen, about a month or so ago I noticed she was acting like she couldn't see or not very well anyway. For example could see I had food but couldn't tell where it was. Today I noticed she's shaking her head if she starts to walk. Otherwise she sits by herself. Any ideas????
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Mites can cause blindness/eye irritation in large loads. I had a pig I inherited that had terrible mites (sarcoptic; different variety from birds). It took about a week to figure out that he was blind from the infestation. I cleaned up the mites, but he never regained his vision.

    Head shaking is another sign of mites.

    Check her over at night and let us know what you find.

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