chicken walking backwards

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wv-jcg, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. wv-jcg

    wv-jcg New Egg

    Apr 9, 2009
    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!
  2. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Hudson, WI
    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.
  3. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2008
    Huntingdon- West Tn
    [​IMG] 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-

    And BTW [​IMG]
  4. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    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? [​IMG]
  5. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    North GA
    do a search on wry neck, it could be a vitamin deficient. I would start it on Poly-Vi-Sol
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    or it may have a high demand for Vitamin E...[​IMG]
  7. Henny Penny #1

    Henny Penny #1 Out Of The Brooder

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

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2009
    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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