New chicken- Completely white eye and other eye is tinted.

Lilydv

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I just picked up a new chicken, she’s a 5yr old polish chicken. They said she was vaccinated when she was younger. I didn’t realize til I got home that one eye is completely white and the other is tinted. I was unsure if this was because of sickness or she’s just blind.
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Well, unfortunately, she is probably blind in the left eye, and possibly the left. The left may have a cataract which she might see some light and dark or blurry objects. Eye disorders can be a result of ammonia odor from droppings and poor air circulation in the coop, vitamin A or E deficiency, eye injuries or peck wounds, infections, cataracts, exposure to avian encephalomyelitis or AE as a chick, and Mareks disease. A blind chicken would be best in a familiar setting with food and water near her. Other chickens may bully or pick on her. So sorry that you were sold a blind chicken.
 

Lilydv

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Mar 10, 2019
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Well, unfortunately, she is probably blind in the left eye, and possibly the left. The left may have a cataract which she might see some light and dark or blurry objects. Eye disorders can be a result of ammonia odor from droppings and poor air circulation in the coop, vitamin A or E deficiency, eye injuries or peck wounds, infections, cataracts, exposure to avian encephalomyelitis or AE as a chick, and Mareks disease. A blind chicken would be best in a familiar setting with food and water near her. Other chickens may bully or pick on her. So sorry that you were sold a blind chicken.
So you don’t think this is linked to any sickness? Any clue how I could get her to eat now?
 

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