Help with diagnosis

AFarner2876

Hatching
7 Years
May 24, 2012
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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????
 

CMV

Flock Mistress
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Apr 15, 2009
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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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