Old Eye Injury or Different Colored Eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by marlo1968, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering what may be the cause here, in this pic you can see that this hen's eyes are different colors. One is the normal color with a round pupil (on the left) and one is green with a slit like a reptile for a pupil (on right). Any thoughts? My only guess is that it's an old injury? Or maybe she just has a funky eye? Thanks for your input.

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  2. wvgal61

    wvgal61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have you had her? Could you maybe get a pic of the eye?
     
  3. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had her since 3-22-12, other than the pic in my first post this is the best pic of the affected eye
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  4. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is what her other eye looks like

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  5. wvgal61

    wvgal61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was she like that when you got her? Have you looked at the mereks information. I do hope you quarantined her from your flock.
     
  6. wvgal61

    wvgal61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be an injury or merek's. Where did you get her and why did they? get rid of her
     
  7. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her eye has been like this since I got her, she is completely healthy looking and in behavior. Not sluggish, no drainage, no cough, poo is fine, habits are fine, eats and drinks well, walks/runs well. Really don't think she's sick in any way. Her interactions with the other hens is normal.
    I bought her with 14 other hens from a woman who raises and sells chickens and eggs. Her facility was clean, bright, large and saw no chickens that were acting strange. Everybody was running around, clucking, and scratching happily. Even had about 6 hens fly into my vehicle while we were loading the hens I was buying.
    I have looked over the Mereks info and none of my hens have exhibited any of the behaviors/symptoms mentioned.
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Looks like ocular mareks.
     
  9. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so it appears that it is ocular mereks, apparently she is a carrier, do I now vaccinate all the other hens/chicks?
     
  10. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if this chicken is a carrier does that mean that all my hens will get sick? I have been reading everything I can find, but cannot seem to find info about risk to other hens from a carrier......need to know what I'm dealing with here. Do I need to cull her? Is it too late, what do I do now basically is what I need to know. Sure wish I had done more research before I got hens.
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