Uh i think she blind in one eye

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  1. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a duckling whose one eye looks normal and the other is whitish as if she blind anything i nees know about this. I just got her/him today. Most likely a day or two old three tops so its probably A birth defect i want to keep her she active eating and drinking and runs around.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If its active, eating and drinking, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    Could be a birth defect, or an injury. I had a chicken that was blind in one eye. She was shipped from a hatchery and arrived to me in that condition. If you waved your hand on the blind side, she wouldn't even react. She'd also tend to peck towards the direction of her good eye. But other than looking a little weird when she was foraging, she was just fine.

    Good luck with you little duckling :)
     
  3. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!!
     
  4. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    I have an old hen with an eye condition where she sometimes temporarily loses sight in one eye, sometimes both. She functions just fine except for depth perception. It just takes her a bit longer, trial and error, to hit her target.

    She doesn't do well in direct competition for food and treats with normal sighted chickens, though. When I hand out treats, she gets hers after being isolated in order to level the playing field, so to speak.
     

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