my hen has white eyes when she blinks.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ruby Mia, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Songster

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    for a couple of weeks now my speckled sussex chickens eyes have turned white when she blinks. she is eating and drinking fine and everything else seams normal. is it normal or something dangerous?
     
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  2. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Crowing

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    Like, is it a clear film that covers the eye?

    Like this?

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    If so, that is completely normal. It is their third eyelid. These are called nicating membrane. They are used to clean, moisten, and overall protect the eye. If you try to touch your chicken's eye (not advised. :p), you will see that the eyelid will come into view to protect the eye.

    Make sense? If that's not what it is, I don't know.
     
  3. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Songster

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    That's exactly what it is!

    Thank you for the reply [​IMG]
     

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