OCD and Narcoleptic??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wolfwoman, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Ok I have two strange chickens...

    The first is a RIR pullet. Twice now I've observed this behavior: Walks up the ramp about 3/4 of the way, jumps off the right side, goes underneath, cranes her neck up to look, jumps back on 1/2 way up, walks back up 3/4 of the way... repeat... repeat... she did this over 10x in a row as I was sitting there.... Wut???

    The second is a Spitzhauben cockerel: Only seen this once, walked over to the sandbox, leaned on the wall and went straight to sleep for about a minute. I watched him a little more and he seemed ok. So a grabbed him and put him on my lap and he zonks out... he NEVER does that, always a fight when handling him. Squawking, fussing, flapping... you know how some are. He sat there for about 2 minutes - eyes closed, head down. I stood up to take him to the house and the fussing started. I put him down and all seemed ok... Wut???

    Ideas?
     
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 get the PROZAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
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  4. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    No ideas out there?
     
  5. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, no ideas - but I chuckled at the mental image of your OCD hen [​IMG]
     
  6. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    It sounds like either a touch of botulism or encephalitis.
     
  7. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Quote:Both of them?

    There is no rotten food or stagnant water and it's too cold for our mosquitoes now. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010

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