Dizzy Chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Juliezmom, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Juliezmom

    Juliezmom Hatching

    Dec 4, 2010
    Anyone ever have a chicken that acts drunk? Staggering, walking in Circles. But eating and drinking:( Her facial feathers turned white over night!
    She is putting one foot slowly in front of the other as she walks!! Please Help

  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    I don't know but that sounds like an emergency. You can try the Chicken Doctor at www.firststatevetsupply.com; he will give advice over the phone or via email. He is not a vet, but a poultry expert. Hard to get hold of on weekends, though. I would recommend you take her to a vet who knows poultry, if you want to keep her. Sounds like maybe some kind of poison ? to me.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    No way to know for sure, but vitamins are often recommended for the drunk chicken.

    Good luck

  4. CrzyChicLady

    CrzyChicLady Chirping

    Oct 28, 2010
    I had a roo acting the same way a couple weeks ago. I was very concerned. He acted drunk, staggering, and if I would gently push him he would practically fall over. He was also very sleepy and had a lot of white crusty on his wattle. I was almost ready to put him down when he started to come around. The drunk sleepy roo got better in about a week. He's now crowing and hangin' with his hens again like nothing was wrong!
  5. Juliezmom

    Juliezmom Hatching

    Dec 4, 2010
    Thank you so much for the info. Yes I used that Vet last year, he was very nice and very helpful!! He saved my Rooster:D
    I am so glad to hear your Rooster is better! I feel so much better now!! I pray she is better next week!!

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