Chicken with the shakes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tmoore8595, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. tmoore8595

    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Jefferson County, Al.
    One of my RIR hens appears to have a nerve problem. It shakes constantly and has very poor balance. It is about 8 months old and has been like this since it was about 2 months old. Does anyone know what could be wrong with it?
  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Mar 25, 2010
    Eatonville, Washington
    I had a bantam polish rooster that I found in my field beaten up by the others. he was 2 months old at the time. After the beating he fell off a fence and hurt his back or neck. I saw him fall and he hit hard. He stood up and started walking backwards and circles and other weird things. The vet said he had nerve damage when he was beaten or fell. he is now 7 months and still circles and goes backwards and can not roost on a stick. he is on the ground all the time because he is unsteady. He can not breed because he falls over. Poor guy! He was given to a great family last month that spoil him rotten. He is a very happy bird and can still live a good life but he can only be a pet though. Thats fine because the people who have him love him.

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