My hen has gone blind!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Whitewinterwolf, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    My poor hen Nugget has gone blind in her one eye!
    It does not dilate or respond to anything. She does not flinch at movement on that side, and she bumps into things :(
    I just noticed her odd behavior yesterday but i thought nothing of it until I actually saw her up close.
    She can move the eye fine, I don't see any scratches on it, she has just randomly gone blind!
    What should I be looking for, what should I do, and will she be a normal hen or do I have to treat her differently? WHAT COULD HAVE CAUSED THIS!!??

    Her good eye:


    And her now blind eye:
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012

  2. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Anyone :(
    I'm debating bringing her to the vet...
  3. florida lee

    florida lee Songster

    Apr 6, 2011
    I have two hens with only one eye each. They get along just fine. Funny thing is that they're blind in the opposite eye and they roost together, good eyes on the outside, like they're helping each other.
    They don't have any problems getting up or down on the roost or any other problems that I can tell..
  4. evenstargirl

    evenstargirl In the Brooder

    Nov 9, 2011
    Wow, good luck.... I imagine with one eye she should still be okay enough to eat, drink, etc. If you search "hen going blind" on BYC web site, you come up with several hits. I hope they help! :(

  5. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Thank you, I hope she will be alright, im just concerned as to how or why it happened :( she is only a year old!
    And the poor thing is so slow now...

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