Silkie Rooster may have been blinded the other day.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JaneandLizzy, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. JaneandLizzy

    JaneandLizzy Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2008
    Our beautiful Silkie roo that I have been hoping to breed, was badly pecked in the eye the other day, by a Jap roo that he has been living with for almost four years.

    When my daughter discovered them, he was just sitting there allowing the other to stand on him and continue to peck him. He might be dead if she hadn't been there. I have him in a large box and haven't seen him eat or drink for two days.

    One eye is shut, and is probably gone, the other didn't look bloody, but has a cloudy look in part of it. He tried to peck at the food on the floor but his aim was four inches too high!

    If he'll eat and live, I wonder if I can still breed him later this spring. I know I can't return him to the flock.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009
  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    If he cannot see the girls, he won't be able to breed is my guess. You could always do AI
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    as long as he still have one good eye, he'll breed.

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