I need help with a chicken question.
This is the tummy of my Special Needs chick,
the one eyed, blind, cross beaked chicken I
brought home from a farm supply store.
You can see there are two distinct bulges
and an obvious lack of feathers.
I had to wash him/her off since it gets dirty eating.
I have to feed it a wet mash
due to it's crossed beak plus it's blind and
misses everything several times.
Here is another view as I had him perch on a chair edge.
The condition seems to be worsening.
I can see it's tongue all the time now.
I think it may be drinking by itself at times
but I do tend to take it aside just to make sure
but I'm not always around.
You can see how crossed the beak is
plus it's missing an eye completely
and the other one can't see,
or can't see much.
As he has grown the one eye keeps getting
more bulged too, the other birds try to pick at it.
Any suggestions on the condition?
When it eats it chirps the entire time in
a happy sort of way.
It's trying to "fly" when I have him balanced
on my arm or in my hand. I don't think the
flying thing will work out so well since it can't see.
I may have to learn how to clip its beak too.