Hen seems to have hard time picking up food.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alpinesurfer, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. alpinesurfer

    alpinesurfer New Egg

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    One of my 5 week old hens totally misses the target when picking up food from my hand. I've watched and she seems to do the same on the ground. The other 2 (same age) can pluck a meal worm from my fingers in one shot, but she's lucky to get it in a few tries. She is growing fine, but she definitely misses out on treats. Any ideas? New owner here.
     
  2. MD

    MD Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think she might be blind? In my experience it's pretty easy to tell if a hen's eyes are functioning by just looking at them, but it shouldn't be hard to test. She may just have one bad eye. Hopefully it's not something worse. Good luck!
     
  3. alpinesurfer

    alpinesurfer New Egg

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    Definitely not blind. I think her beak might be too long and need filing. I've been reading people having to do this. It would make sense for what I'm seeing too. Thanks for the input!!
     

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