Is my hen blind? PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KiraCookie, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. KiraCookie

    KiraCookie Out Of The Brooder

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    I just noticed this a couple days ago, but im pretty sure that my hen is blind. She walks into EVERYTHING and can't find the food, even tho its right in front of her face. She is never with her flock, maybe because she can't see them? I also noticed that when its time for the chickens to go in and roost in their coop, she is the only one outside and it was dark, and she was roaming through the yard! The darkness didn't seem to bother her at all. And, she is really wobbly and it seems hard for her to stand on her own two feet. The other chickens pick on her, too. She was sick a couple months ago, but that was when she didn't seem like she was blind. I hatch chickens, and she was one of them. She was fine when she was a chick, but she isn't anymore. Can someone please help me? Is my hen blind? What can i do to help her? Thank you for any information! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
  2. ElMay405

    ElMay405 New Egg

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    Does she run from you when you pick her up? I would pick her up and try seeing if she responds to any movement of something in front of her eyes. See if there is anything unusual about her eyeball - discolored, cloudy, etc.
     

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