Bizarro Behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Urban Farmer, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Urban Farmer

    Urban Farmer In the Brooder

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    This probably should be under the disease thread, but here goes.
    I have a Brahma of indertiminate age. If I had to guess, I'd say 2-3 yrs, but I really don't know. In the last 2-3weeks, she has been acting really strange. She stays out at night, MUCH later than the other girls, and she gets lost and disoriented, and can't find the coop. She fell asleep in a toolbox across the yard last night. Could this be a disease? She is still eating, drinking, and at the head of the pecking order. Its really sad!
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Songster

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    Could she be much older than you thought?
     
  3. Urban Farmer

    Urban Farmer In the Brooder

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    That's possible. She has laid only one egg post-molt, about a month ago. Could she be egg bound? She also kind of strays away from the rest of the flock, and seems like she's in her own world most of the time. Again, she is still aggressive, and eats/drinks a lot!
     
  4. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

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    maybe shes really old and is going senile? [​IMG]
     
  5. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

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    . . . or broody?? [​IMG]
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It's possible she's losing her sight.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:That would be my guess too.
     
  8. Urban Farmer

    Urban Farmer In the Brooder

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    Quote:That would be my guess too.

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    I made her "follow my finger". Her eyes didn't move much, but her pupils dilated....I couldn't feel an egg in her belly, so not egg bound.
     

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