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I have had chickens for a year now. I have a turkin that walks backwards sometimes and was wondering if this is normal or is something wrong? I posted a video of it on youtube so my sister could see it. Just go to youtube and type in chicken walking backwards. Let me know what you think!

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My son has an Ameracauna hen named Psycho that does a whole routine:

1. You pick her up and hold her.

2. You wait until she tucks her head down to her belly.

3. You set her on the ground.

4. She races around backwards, shaking her head.

5. You fall on the ground laughing hysterically.

6. Repeat for hours of amusement.

Oh so overrun with chickens, and loving every minute of it. 
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Oh so overrun with chickens, and loving every minute of it. 
Great Hatching Experiment - *I* went broody 8-MAR-2009!   2 chicks hatched, 1 surviving and thriving
Me, the Boy, SF Ameracaunas, Bantam Mille Cochin project, Mille and Mottled d'Uccles, Silkies, Bantam Cochins galore and a pair of roof-top Seramas.  Fluffy butts and fluffy feet as far as the eye can see!
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lau   I thought at first it was a trick but kept watching  -  The only thing I could   think of that might make it do that is   some kind of problem with it's brain.    Otherwise the poor  thing looks perfectly  normal and happy.        I cut and copied the link so some of the other  guys   could get to it easier -  Here it is-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBSnQ6dEabE

   And BTW    welcome-byc

Wayne in Huntingdon Tennessee 
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It seemss that she does it more so after having her head in the downward position.  Possible circulatory problem with increased pressure to the brain vessels OR: Its an inner ear thing?  to do with balance? th

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"I know its OK to talk to my chicks, but lately they've been answering back!"
One GREAT Husband, 4 Wonderful children all grown and missed very much, 2 Grand Kids, 2 Fabulous Dogs, 2 Silly Cats, 2 milk cows, Honey Bees (mean ones), and 56 Comical Chickens!
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do a search on wry neck, it could be a vitamin deficient.  I would start it on Poly-Vi-Sol


Edited by GaDawg - 4/9/09 at 11:56am
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post #6 of 8

or it may have a high demand for Vitamin E...lol

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post #7 of 8

Chicken's got talent! I have no idea if it is a problem or not, but it is quite amusing:clap

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1 husband (that's plenty), 5 children (that's plenty too), 5 egg laying gals, 3 Silkies (2 white, 1 buff) , 1 Americauna, 1 green egg laying mutant, (not sure when I will be at my limit?).
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post #8 of 8

as long as it's not sliding  backwards on it's feet and wearing one sequened glove i wouldn't worry about it.

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