Einstein's peculiar behavior...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kaitlyng, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. kaitlyng

    kaitlyng In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2013
    Hello Everyone,

    We started to notice strange behavior in one of our silkies when she was about 3 weeks old, she is now 12 weeks old, and has maintained this odd behavior.

    At first we had thought she was a goner, with her neck turned completely under her body- we started her on a pedialyte as a supplement and she got better. she has always been a slower grower than the others and is slightly less social as well.

    She now turns her head under her body only when she is in the cage. Within three seconds (and I have counted) of being outside she straightens her neck out; but upon returning to her cage in the evening she puts her neck back under her body. Furthermore, she straightens her neck out anytime that she eats when in the cage.

    Has anyone ever seen this behavior, or know what this may be?


    She is the one standing in the back.
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    You might look at the "let's talk wry neck" thread for some ideas...sounds like it could be wry neck. Silkies are prone to it.

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