Hen having trouble walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lfoose, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. lfoose

    lfoose Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Medina, OH
    I have a Turken that I've noticed the last couple of days has been sitting alot. She can get up and walk around fine but she seems to have to think about walking. She is walking slowly and loses her balance easily. Everything else about her appears normal except for this. No injures on her feet or anywhere else.

    Since she is mixed in w/the rest I haven't been able to see poop that is just hers. The only poop I have noticed from her was runny.

    She is eating and drinking fine and doesn't isolate herself from the rest of the flock.

    Any ideas?

  2. CinnamonQueen12

    CinnamonQueen12 Chirping

    Jul 20, 2011
    The runny poop indicates stomach toubles. Try giving her some yogurt. You can even give it to all your chickens, it's not bad for them.
  3. When you said she loses her balance easily, I would look inside her ears and see if there is any thing going on there. Hope she feel better soon:cd
  4. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster

    May 25, 2008
    Is she laying eggs normally? If not, see if her abdomen's swollen & squishy. Hens walk funny when they are having problems with internal egg laying.
    Best wishes! [​IMG]

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