What makes 11 month old laying chicken go black

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Debbie Susan, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Debbie Susan

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    Please help
     

  2. Debbie Susan

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    She went blind within 2 days
     
  3. MissNutmeg

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    A hen or a chick?
     
  4. MissNutmeg

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    What make you think she is blind?
    Does she have any injury anywhere on her body?
     
  5. Yemimah

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    This does sound like blackhead. I would contact a vet. This is a disease. I have no experience but the bird should be removed from the flock immediately. I hate to say it ... but I would seriously consider culling her. I do not think she will ever be the same again. Vaccinate your other birds right away! And clean your coop, waterers and feeders.
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

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  7. SunHwaKwon

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    She meant blind, I think, and histomoniasis is rare in chickens.
     
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