- Sep 8, 2013
I have a 5 or 6 month old Silkie chick that got for my kids she is acting regarded. But sometimes normal what do I do
She will twist her neck upside down when you pick her up. She sleeps like that and then when you put her down she flips over backwards and stumbles around. She falls and tools a lot. She eats and drinks. Sometimes when she walks she acts like she can only see out of one eye with her head kind of cocked a little sideways. You do the test to check for blindness and she seems fine eye wise. Then sometimes she walks around the pen pecking at the ground and walks normal with her head up looking around
Is it possible she got a pinched nerve? It seems how you describe this it is a positional thing. Watch her and see if a certain movement causes the behavior. Did she get accidentally get slammed in a door or cage?She has always did it since we got her. It I thought maybe it was a nervous thing because the lady said she had never seen her do it before. The lady is super nice and has offers us another chicken but kids absolutely love this one she is gorgeous. The weird thing is sometimes she looks normal. Every time you pick her up and set her back down though she does flips.