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Ok I am at a loss. cortunix missing eye

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by hypnofrogstevie, May 12, 2009.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    She had her left eye pecked out. I got to find out who did it. When I think about processing the culprit I get sick. I tried to seperate her but she freaks out and goes nuts. What do I do???
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I'd separate her anyhow to be honest she needs time to heal up. Also are you 100% sure her eye is gone? I had a hen I was SURE her eye was gone, after the swelling went down, an eye appeared and since they cant grow new eyes its suffice to say her eye was jus tpushed in from the swelling which is sad but atleast she didnt really loose an eye.


    As for finding the culpriate are any of the other birds in there hurt? If so look for the healthiest looking one and sit a bit a way fro mthe pen and observe it... normally if they're nasty once they're nasty again [​IMG]
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    There is one more who has a cut on the top. I am going to put her somewhere safe. If I find him he is going into the empty cage. Everytime I think about processing the culprit I start thinking of them when they first hatched. I wish I had the galls to do it.

    ETA: All I see in the eye area is white.
     
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  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:ew okay sounds like the eye is gone then [​IMG]

    i understand competely not everyone can do that and you shouldnt have to if you can't [​IMG] I bet it is a roo doing it. Is your roo to hen ratio not correct or something? if so you may not evne have to cull the roo, just remove excess roos and keep ti taht way you may see the hens heal up with no other issues.

    ratio should be 3-5 hens per roo [​IMG]
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Gotta figure out who is a male. I am getting lots of eggs outta six. I think I have only 1 roo but my female makes that crow sound. Trying to find her a waterer. I will have to start processing next week at my firends friends farm. So maybe that will give me some courage?
     
  6. monarc23

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    Quote:if your "hen" crows (the true roo crow) then its safe to say it's really a boy (which may make sense why it was hurt but my hens are normally hurt before my roos are sadly). hens make a noise that isnt a crow taht's like "or che or che or che!" and the crow is a LOUD "HOW'm I DOIN!?" LOL Or "BLAH BLAH BLAAGGK!!!" LOL
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Lol. Thank you for all your help. I really do appreciate it. Wish my bator was running so I can hatch the quail eggs I get from them.
     

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