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

    MissNutmeg Chillin' With My Peeps

    A hen or a chick?
     
  4. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  7. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    She meant blind, I think, and histomoniasis is rare in chickens.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017

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