Hi All, I have a question about a broody hen. First let me tell you about her. 1. She is a wild chicken (Hawaii). 2. She was given to me as a chick and her leg was hurt and she could not walk. 3. I nursed her and gave her good food and finally she was able to walk again. She is a pet. 4. She goes outside and pecks around the ground. She stays clear of the other wild chickens around my house; however a rooster did get her a few time (or more). 5. She is about a year old and started laying eggs a few months ago. 6. She would not sit on any of the eggs that she laid in the previous months (about 30 in all). 7. She did decide to stay on her last egg (only one) and stayed on it for 21 days and it did not hatch. She kept sitting on the egg for a few more days and I decided to take it away. 8. She will not leave the nest (even though there is no more egg) except to eat a little bit and drink even less. 9. HOWEVER yesterday when I took her out of the pen she did not like it and pecked me a few times. 10. The Question!!! She pecks at her food on the ground but she is coming up short of touching it. She is really hungry and she just pecks at the air above the food. I have tried giving her everything and even holding it in front of her and beside her, but she seems to just miss getting the food. It is like she cant judge where the food is located at so that she can eat it. Another thing She can judge a little better when drinking, when I hold a dish of water for her to drink but she still has a hard time drinking (puts her beak in the water too far). And She can pick at a towel on the ground and wipe her beak on the ground; she just cant judge where the food is at. Symptoms: 1. Cant judge where her food is at, on the ground or held in front or beside her. 2. Can drink, when I hold the dish for her and when it is on the ground, however she does have a hard time judging the depth of the water and sometimes gets her beak into the water too far. 3. Her poo is sometimes watery dependant on the amount of liquid she consumes; it has not been formed for a while since she has been a broody. There is little to none of the little green lumpy substance in it. There is no blood in her poo. When I can get her to eat a bit, her poo has some green and a little white but still a little watery. 4. Her comb and waddle are pale, and her comb is shriveled (it used to stand up). I assumed this was from brooding and it has gotten a little better, but not like before. 5. She stretches her wings and flaps them and walks around the porch. However her walking and balance seem off and her bad leg a little weaker, she still scratches pretty well, but as I said her bad leg seems a bit weak and her toes on that foot do not work ( curl under) as good as they did before. She still wants to stay in her hatching house and returns to it after her morning walk and breakfast (when I can get her to see the food). She is still acting broody. The day before she got sick she was fine no problem except for maybe a little weakness because of her trying to hatch her egg. She did eat a gecko (small lizard) ( the day before she got goofy) that was dead. It could have not been dead for too long as it was still soft looking and she got to it before I could pick it up. Does anyone know what this might be from?? I am so worried about her and I have no idea what happened to her and why she is acting like she needs glasses! She is an in house chicken and no other animals have been near her or hurt her in any way. It is just like she needs seeing glasses to judge where her food is at. PLEASE PLEASE- If anyone can help me I would appreciate it so very, very much! Thank you, Spiffys Mom P.S. Today I made some baby cereal with vitamin drops (UltraVite- Vita- Sol: 8-1 brand for birds) added and feed her from a syringe. She did not enjoy it; however I want to make sure she eats. She loves all kinds of food: Vienna sausage, ravioli, ramen (cooked), rice (cooked), corn from a can, soup (homemade) also she likes to eat her chicken scratch, really she will eat just about anything.