My rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ivery, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. ivery

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    a chicken hog took one off my chicken in the middle of the night and my rooster turned out blind from both his eyes can someone help me please what do u do
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am so sorry about your losses and rooster being blind. [​IMG] Did this attack cause his blindness? Make sure he is ok with a full exam too. You can make special arrangements for blind birds. You will need to set up a water fountain that tinkles water so he can find the water. And right next to the waterer, you will need to put his feeder. Never ever move it so he can find it. Sprinkle feed all around the feeder so when he steps on it, he may naturally peck at it and find the feed and feeder. Never move the water or the feeder and leave them in the exact spot every day.

    Here is a thread on cross beaks but there are many other handicapped birds and owners on this thread that may give you the support you need.....https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-for-special-needs-chickens-and-their-keepers

    There are lots of others here on BYC that keep blind and handicapped birds. Good luck with your rooster. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Ivery! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm so sorry about the loss of your chicken. TwoCrows has given you some good advice and some good links. In addition, I would suggest posting your roosters symptoms on our Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures, and taking advantage of our experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your rooster recovers his sight. Good luck.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!


    I'm sorry about your rooster! [​IMG] You've received some good advice already.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Does your rooster have any discharge from his eyes, that could keep them glued shut, and would indicate an infection of some type. I don't think birds knowingly shut their eyes from fear.Maybe he had damage from the hawk.

    Hope he will recover - otherwise blind birds can do fine - if you give some thought to their existence. You could not free range them and if they get bullied them may need to be paired up with a gentle partner.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry about your rooster! The above posters have given you some good advice so far. Good luck!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your bird is OK.
     

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