PULLET needs glasses ??????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Buckhunter, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Buckhunter

    Buckhunter Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    we have 25 pullets (actually 24 + 1 roo ) that were hatched 6/02/08. One maran pullet seems that she cant aim her pecker !!!! ........ 8^) .............. seriously when we throw a little corn kernels on the ground she will peck at the kernel but she misses it every time !!!! She absolutley can not pick up any small grain off the ground ! .......................... of course she does fine on the feed in the feeder and she LOVES the watermelons we occasionally give em from the garden .

    Anyone ever see this before ?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I'd say she is a bit retarded.....
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Maybe a stylish monocle would do the trick. Now THAT'S old-school!
  4. Dash Riprock

    Dash Riprock Songster

    Sep 27, 2008
    Northeast GA
    Quote:LMBO...we have one (Rita Hensworth) that Ginger has labeled as "Special". I tend to think that she is just not as quick as the bright girls. [​IMG] What she lacks in brightness, she makes up for in mass. [​IMG]
  5. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I have a pullet exactly like that!

    She was badly injured when she was younger though, but she recovered fully and had no head injuries. So I don't know if that had anything to do with it.

    She hardly ever gets what she's aiming at the first time. Which is good when she feels like picking on one of the juveniles, but not so good when it comes to getting her share of the treats. She lives with the big girls now, but they tend to pick on her sometimes.
  6. tikidoc

    tikidoc In the Brooder

    Dec 23, 2007
    My Polish hens are the same way, but I think it's a hairdo problem. I put a mealworm in my palm and they peck my palm about 5 times before they find the bug. I startled one once in the coop and she took off running and slammed right into the wall. And when they go outside (into a fenced field) we have to physically pick up the Polish to bring them inside (the rest of the hens go in themselves). If you forget one, she will stand outside screaming her head off until you go get her.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    One thing I'd do is check her beak. Is it too long? My injured rooster, Zane, was having trouble picking up food and I realized that his beak needed trimming a bit; probably because he's been living in a cage for months since his accident and hasn't been able to file it normally.
  8. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Quote:LOL- one of my Ladies has been a little- slow since being chased and caught by my neighbors dog. We named her Lohi Moa, which means retarded chicken in Hawaiian.

    But wow, that poor chicken. Maybe her treats need to be in a little pile, so she at least gets one bite.
    I wouldnt hand feed her. LOL you'll have a bunch of holes in your hand
  9. Buckhunter

    Buckhunter Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    BTW ................. she misses to the LEFT ......... about 1/4 inch .....................almost every time !!!!!!! ................. 8^)
  10. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Quote:I was gonna say the SAME thing as speckledhen...check her beak..it may be too long. I trim my bird's beak with nail clippers. It's really quite simple--you just hold their beak shut and clip the part that hangs over, leaving just a little hang over.

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