Possibly a blind chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lmwampler, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. lmwampler

    lmwampler Hatching

    Apr 13, 2017
    I went and got a few chicks from the local CO-OP today and noticed one in the cage at the CO-OP was walking in circles and moving its head from side to side. My girlfriend couldn't resist not taking it so one of the workers gave it to me for free. At home after a few hours it has found the food and water but of course has a "journey" before it successfully makes it there. It is still walking in circles and it's head is still moving side to side(it's looks like it's scanning the room). Is this chick blind or is there something else wrong with it? It acts like it has plenty of energy too.

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I see that you have posted in the ER forum, which is the best place to post.

    Good luck
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Imwampler [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope the folks on the ER Forum were able to help you out and fingers crossed that your little one is OK.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I wonder if injury to the brain has caused both concerns. Poor little chick. I hope it can function despite it's handicaps - maybe make a great house pet chicken.[​IMG]

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