In the Brooder
- Mar 13, 2014
A few days ago I wrote hoping to find out what might be wrong with my old hen. Over the weekend it dawned on me what might have happened to her. My brother had a horse that did this and I had an old dog that had one and now I believe my hen is showing all the symptoms of a stroke. Has anyone ever had a chicken have a stroke? She can't walk and even has trouble with her balance while sitting. One eye stays closed most of the time. Her bottom jaw doesn't line up with her upper beak anymore. She doses most of the day but when you wake her up she is alert to what is going on around her. She eats and drinks and manages to hobble in and out of her coop. I don't think she'll ever get better so I just try and make her as comfortable as I can.