Hen having eye problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickandcoop, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. chickandcoop

    chickandcoop New Egg

    Jan 4, 2016
    I noticed a few days ago that my 6-month-old barred rock, Jessie, was bumping into things and seemed like she couldn't see. I picked her up and noticed her pupils look cloudy. My husband agrees--she isn't aware of her surroundings.

    Is she blind and I never knew? She's healthy in every other aspect--eating, drinking, laying regularly.

    How would I get her diagnosed?

    Thank you!
  2. donidondon

    donidondon New Egg

    Apr 13, 2016
    If she is healthy, don't worry about it. You have a blind chicken now. Just keep an eye on her eyes, checking for any fuzz or other signs of pests or mold.
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Can you take her to a vet?
    Any photos of the eye or a video of her actions?
    Is she off balance, how does she find her food, water and the nesting box to lay her egg?

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