6 wk old RIR pullet(?) suddenly walking backwards, sitting on haunches with legs in front and off gr

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lauriruth, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. lauriruth

    lauriruth Songster

    she stays there until food or snacks are put into the brooder; gets up (wobbly) eats and sits again with feet up. i checked for injuries and found none. she won't get up on the roost with the others at night. any ideas?
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    When did this happen (how long has it been since you noticed the symptoms)? My first guess would be that she got bumped on the head or something. In this case, just let her rest. Another possiblity is that she has a vitamin deficiency. Try giving her some vitamins. Poly Vi Sol infant vitamins are great for birds with vitamin deficiencys, or you can get special chicken vitamins. Give her some electrolytes and probiotics if you have some to help her get over any stress.

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