1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

not sure if my chick is blind?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kaylanoto, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. kaylanoto

    kaylanoto In the Brooder

    Aug 9, 2014
    my chick is either a frizzle or sizzle...(hard for me to tell the diff bc I'm new at this) but he/she walks backwards sometimes and almost never stops chirping.. as if he's trying to find others maybe? he also will be off chirping-- facing a diff direction than all the others.. it's quite strange does anyone know of this?
  2. AZChiknGoddess

    AZChiknGoddess Songster

    May 7, 2014
    It could be blind. Sounds like strange behavior.
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    Does it have a crest (feathers on top of it's head), if so the feathers could be making it hard for him to see. I have had polish youngsters almost starve to death because of their crest being overly full and blocking their eye sight. These birds get their crest cut so they can see.
  4. Basskids08

    Basskids08 Chick Logging

    X2, mine get hair cuts too!
  5. kaylanoto

    kaylanoto In the Brooder

    Aug 9, 2014
    @ramirezframing he's also much of a runt! so tiny... like hasn't really grown much at all from 4 days to about 3 weeks old now.. hasn't gotten any feathers in either where his fellow friends have it's quite strange!
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014
  6. Aronia

    Aronia Songster

    Apr 8, 2014
    St. Catharines, ON
    I am very sorry. Welcome to BYC, though!
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: