Strange eye...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lmnop, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Lmnop

    Lmnop Hatching

    Aug 24, 2011
    Hi - new to BYC, but have been pouring over hundreds of posts in the past few months since starting with my little flock of chicks. Love this place! [​IMG]

    One of my chicks ("Rose") is a Barnevelder with a strange looking eye... I took her for a visit back to the lovely supplier that I bought her from as a day old, and even though she's seen thousands of chickens in her life could not tell me what she thought was wrong. I've googled just about every chicken eye condition known to man and seen too many pics of hideous eye conditions and still no luck! So I thought there's probably no better place than BYC to see if anyone has any ideas?

    It seems to me that her eye is not positioned properly - or that the lids around her eye are too far forward... Perhaps a mild deformity?

    Probably useful to also let you know that other than her strange eye, she is in perfect health and a real sweetie [​IMG] Couldn't say for sure whether I think it's affecting her vision - she doesn't seem to miss a thing.

    I've posted three pics. #1 is of Rose's strange eye at about 6 weeks. #2 is her eye at about 10 weeks. #3 is her good eye at about 10 weeks.




    Any thoughts would be welcomed.

    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011

  2. NorthTexaschick

    NorthTexaschick Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    Denton area
    Sorry, no advice - but I have a chick with the same thing going on. Just one. No other symptoms, eating and drinking well. Hopefully, someone who knows will read this and give us some advice!

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