She walks backwards.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by linhawk, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. linhawk

    linhawk New Egg

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    I have recently noticed one of my two hens walking backwards.
    It doesn't last long. Usually 6 or 7 backward steps.
    Is this normal chicken behavior?
    Llinda
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is normal for some chickens. I've seen some of my Wyandotte bantam females do it before, and they were perfectly healthy. If the backward-walking behavior occurs really often, or gets worse, though, your hen could have a neurological problem.
     
  3. linhawk

    linhawk New Egg

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    Thanks, I was a bit worried. Will keep an eye on her.
     

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