My Chickens keep going blind???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tacoma2, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. tacoma2

    tacoma2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2011
    I have some Rhodies that I adopted about three years ago from a trash-out that are going blind.
    They seem to be in good health but this is the second one in the last 6 months that has gone blind over night.
    They do well following the others but eventually die.
    Could there be something in their water or should I be giving them certain vitamins to prevent this?
    They seem to be older birds but it seems weird that they just go blind in a day.
    Any insight would be appreciated.\\

  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    I do not know but will bump you back up as Iwould be interested in seeing what others say. I had a bantam hen that went blind, then had an egg become stuck then developed vent gleet and then died. It took her getting an egg stuck for me to realize she was blind but I too think it happened rapidly. I don't know how old she of those I got her from them, who got her from Aunt so and so who got her from grandma.....
  3. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    is that one of the symptoms of Maraks disease?
  4. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Im not sure why, but when I took care of my neighbors chickens, one of her roosters went blind overnight. His eyes got cloudy and everything. The only thing I think she did wrong (besides blaming me [​IMG] ) was she was still feeding adult birds chick food. Im not sure if its related, but if it is, theres another clue for you. Good Luck.
  5. PDurkin

    PDurkin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2010
    Country boy at heart
    I have no idea but I will bump you since I am not satisfied with any of these answers yet!

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