Hen having strokes? Neurological Disorder

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Moodyblues7718, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Moodyblues7718

    Moodyblues7718 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 10, 2012
    Corbett, Oregon
    I have a speckled sussex hen she is now 6 months old and the other day she fell off a perch and she will put her head back against her back and walk backwards then walk forward normally......she is a healthy chicken and I would like to know what it is...Any Idea????
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    If she indeed hit her head while falling off the perch, then yes, she is suffering from some neurological problem. There may be brain swelling, judging from the walking backwards and such.

    She may heal over time. Keep an eye on her to make sure she is eating and drinking properly.
  3. GardenWeasel

    GardenWeasel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Henry, TN
    I have a barred rock hen that injured her neck in a fall. Her head would roll around and she couldn't walk up a step or get on the roost. I helped her up on the roost the first night and poor thing couldn't get down. She could find the food though and for several nights slept in a corner. She totally recovered. I hope the same for yous.

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