hen acting very odd

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stickman, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. stickman

    stickman Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 6, 2009
    Lebanon, TN
    I have a 3yr old hen that is moulting. She has always been the first offf the roost but for the last few days she paces back and forth on the roost acting like she wants to fly down but is real unsure of herself. When she does come down she walks and acts normal until she gets ready to feed. She leans over then jumps backwards 2 t0 4 steps. almost like she was dodging a snake strike . I laughed the first time she didi it but now she does it everytime she gets ready to feed. She still drinks and eats some finally. its almost like she cant focus on the ground and acts like she sees something in her face if that makes any sense.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Sorry no one has answered your post, I myself haven't had this problem but will give you a bump, Have you picked her up and looked at her eyes? could she have had any trauma to her head?
  3. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2009
    Have you checked her face to see if she may have mucous/cold in her eyes? I had a similar probs when my flock got sick.

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