tboneranch

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 12, 2009
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HI, my husband and I have 33 hens and we have learned and enjoyed this web site so much! From the very beginning it has been helpful! Now we have a serious problem so we have joined for some advice.

Has anyone had problems with Cataracts in hens? The vet doesn't have a clue. My Rhode Island Reds and Ancona's have them. It doesn't seemt o be contagious, because the Auracaunas, blacks, Buffs, and Wyandettes don't have them.
 
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MSHEN

Songster
10 Years
Feb 13, 2009
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Monticello,MS
Welcome form MS!! Ask your question. I don't have much experiance myself, but ther are thousands here that do!!
 

Bock_Bock

Songster
11 Years
Dec 13, 2008
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Hayward, Ca
well if you are comming here for advice and looking for us to say stop where you are dont get anymore you have come to the wrong place lol we are enablers here we offer you all diffrent breeds of chicks and eggs even ones you prob never heard of get ready preatty soon you will be having incubators full of eggs well good luck, anything els ei cna help you with?
 

crtrlovr

Still chillin' with my peeps
11 Years
Mar 13, 2008
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East South Central (West KY)
Welcome! I'm sorry I have no answers as to your query concerning the cataracts, but maybe if you post it in the emergencies/diseases topic you'll get some responses. I hope you find a solution.
 

Bock_Bock

Songster
11 Years
Dec 13, 2008
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Hayward, Ca
well if you are saying its not contagious then it might not be cataracts did you gat all these birds at the same time and same flock, the disease is usually spread through the eggs but it can also be spread from poop or fecal matter in the water or feed
 

tboneranch

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 12, 2009
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Well, I am not sure that it's not contagious...but the only two breeds that have it are the RIR's and the Anconas. I got the RIR first about a year ago and the Ancona in October....like you all have said...this chicken habit is very addicting!!
 

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