Newbie from Vic

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Minch83, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Minch83

    Minch83 In the Brooder

    Hi all!! Just wondering if anyone has an idea. I have and 18wk old australorp who walks like a German soldier marching. She stands out from all the rest when moving around with the group, when they stop she drops down as though she's tired. Anyone experienced this from chooks?

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - sorry, i've never observed that in a chicken - John Cleese in Fawlty Towers - yes [​IMG] Maybe posting your question in the "chicken behaviours and laying" forum may help?

    Good luck
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Minch83

    Minch83 In the Brooder

    Thanks for the input, it might just be her thing. She seems happy so I'll just keep an eye on her
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Maybe you could shoot a video of her walking and then dropping down., it would be more informative. You could even post on "Australia, six states and one funny little island.

    Have you examined her feet to see if she has any sores, or irritation on the bottoms of her feet.? Maybe nails or toes curled that make it harder to walk. It may just be "her thing," but unless she is a very, young chick - she wouldn't be doing the "drop down," thing
  6. Minch83

    Minch83 In the Brooder

    I've noticed today that her back end is shaking as tho her weight is too much for her legs. Her legs and feet are fine and she's the same size as all the others.

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