What Is Wrong With Her Eyes ... pic link included

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by josh3462, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. josh3462

    josh3462 New Egg

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    Hello,

    I just introduced 6 hens to the 3 i currently have. They are about 14 month old golden comets. The 3 have been very abusive to one new hen in particular. I didn't know if they were just sorting out their pecking order or what, so I left them for about a day together before separating them. When I did, I noticed that her pupils are much smaller than the others. I don't know if she has a disease, or if this is normal. I am new to this, I have only had my 3 hens for about a year so any help would be appreciated.

    Here is a link to a picture of her eye ... you will notice some scabs on her head from the attacks she endured from the 3 original hens:

    http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a...DZu3cMmgPbz4e/cC/f=0/ps=50/r=0/rx=720/ry=480/

    thanks,
    Josh
     
  2. roz

    roz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may have just been born that way. I have a Wyandotte that has one regular eye, and one that looks similar to yours, except mine has more of a jagged shaped pupil, but nonetheless, it is a very small pupil compared to the other 8 hens we have.
     
  3. chickadiddle

    chickadiddle Out Of The Brooder

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    I would seperate her, not sure what's going on with her beak though
    How long did you have them before you put them all together ? Truthfully, I usually keep them seperate for 30 days before I put them tpgether, then I put them together outside only free-raning
     
  4. josh3462

    josh3462 New Egg

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    oh, after i took the picture, i noticed she had spilled her water in her food ... she has some of the mush on her beak. Thanks for the comments
     
  5. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly I've never seen that before, however it could simply be a birth defect. Sorry I can't offer more information. But I hope you get an answer.
     

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