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Near sighted Leghorns?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Feral Farrells, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Feral Farrells

    Feral Farrells In the Brooder

    May 23, 2011
    West Georgia
    I have 2 leghorns and have had a few roos along the way, though I'm new at this, I have noticed my leghorns from the start were very near/far sighted. They can't seem to accurately peck at anything moving or stationary. They will chase an ant all the way across the pen pecking just in front or back of it but never get it. Even when offering hand held treats these 2 poor gals just can't seem to nail it. All the other birds, albeit roos, that I have come across don't seem to share their poor aim, Anyone with similar issues? Is it genetic and should not breed? They eat from a feeder just fine and can eventually get stationary grass down but more effort than should take. Funny to watch but want to make sure I don't pass on a genetic defect if bred.
    Feral Farrells

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