My Leghorn hen is in the midst of molting, nearly naked at this point, and it's cold out. My concern is that she is walking sideways and backwards - acting really strange, and when she walks she lifts each foot up high before putting them down. I checked her feet to see if they showed signs of mites and I didn't see any indication. With her having so few feathers I thought maybe the walking sideways and backwards had something to do with the cold air hitting her bare skin. She eats well, drinks her water and seems to poop with no difficulty, but the new feathers are just spikes right now and am hoping that as the fluff out and she's warmer this funny walk will stop. I am really concerned about her, don't want her to be in any distress, but this unusual behavior has me very worried. Any answers, suggestions, help of any kind would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
PS - I am feeding her "Feather Fixer" food - read it's good for molting hens. She eats it with no problem.
Edited by ChatKath47 - 12/12/15 at 9:56am