1. cluckin in memphis

    cluckin in memphis New Egg

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    Okay, in addition to the one that was injured in a fight, I have another that is acting strangely. She walks in circles backwards, stops, then looks like she's having a seizure, then runs frantically in circles forward, then sits down, and looks like she's trying to recover. Is there such a thing as chicken epilepsy?
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I think so. I know they can have siezures, so I'll say yes. Hopefully someone will have more info for you... though you could Google also while waiting [​IMG]
     
  3. dlhunicorn

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    What is the breed of this bird?
    How old?
    What are you feeding?
    caged or free range?
    Have you checked her head to see if she has been pecked?
     
  4. cluckin in memphis

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    She is a Buff Orpington, they have a run and house in the back yard. I feed them purena layena and scratch and some kitchen scrap, mostly tomatoes and strawberry stems. She is a little more than a year, along with most of the rest of the flock, all are buff orpingons other than my 2 chicks, they are americanas, I got them just before easter. She is sitting on eggs now, acting as normal as can be. But who knows what the day will bring.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    There are several things that can cause the neurological symptoms you are seeing...
    I see you say she is sitting eggs...be sure she does not become dehydrated (which will also cause what you are seeing)... they often will go far too long without drinking/eating. I had a bird that darn near killed herself...my solution was to set a piece of watermelon beside her in the nest with an indentation scopped out and filled that with some feed...the watermelon hydrated and she got a bit of feed as she picked at it.
     

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