One Eyed Brown Leghorn Chick

Catarah999

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Mar 26, 2018
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I've had this chick for roughly a week and I've noticed her right eye is missing. Her beak is fine and doesn't appear to be having any other problems, however I was hoping to get any advice on caring for her that I can. That goes for immediate or preventive action. I can post a picture of her eye as soon as I get home.
 

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Welcome! If the eye was never there, she's already learned to cope. If it's a new injury, it may need help to recover. Pictures should help too.
Any disability can be a real problem for a bird in their flock, although she may be able to manage just find with her flockmates. It depends.
Mary
 

Catarah999

Hatching
Mar 26, 2018
3
1
6
Welcome! If the eye was never there, she's already learned to cope. If it's a new injury, it may need help to recover. Pictures should help too.
Any disability can be a real problem for a bird in their flock, although she may be able to manage just find with her flockmates. It depends.
Mary
Thank you for the reply. Turns out I jumped the gun a bit. Once I got home and gave her another look, I saw her eye was starting open! I also confirmed she could see out of it by waving my finger in front of it and she reacted. Thank you for the help! At least I know now for next time if this happens again.
 

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