Is it common for bearded and crested chickens to have balance issues?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sweeterdeeter42, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it common for chickens that have both a large crest and a beard to have balance problems because of lack of sight? Only one of my silkies is bearded and it seams like she gets knocked over easily and falls over objects on the ground and the rest dont seem to have that problem. She is a little smaller than the rest of the chickens because she is only 5 month old, so she gets knocked over a lot. Is there something wrong with her, or is this just because she cant see very well? She has always been like this. And she is not blind because she can find the food and water no matter where I put it.
     
  2. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Why not trim some of the feathers around her eyes and find out if that solves the problem? [​IMG]
     

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