Someone help.....Cochin Turning in Circles!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Miss Kitty, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Miss Kitty

    Miss Kitty Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2009
    My Cochin 2 yr old is eating/water etc. but she is running in a circle. It's weird she turns....turns....turns around and around. She just started doing this. Someone suggested she was egg bound? Well, honestly she has always had a problem having a normal egg but she is dropping a yolk with a very thin shell each day so that's not it. It is very strange behavior and it's been going on for 2 days now. I have her alone in a dog cage with water and food but when I check on her she is never on the roost she stays on the ground and spins. Anyone out there know why?? thanks
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 15, 2009
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have no idea what the issue is, but I made your title more descriptive for you. [​IMG]
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    get some Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins, Enfamil brand..NO IRON..
    and give 3 drops on beak for 3 days, then 2 drops for 3 days..then 1 drop for 3 days.
    also give one time some vitamin E from a capsule.

    check "ears" for mites...
    keep hydrated by giving water by drops on beak.

    what bedding are you using?

    I think I'd consider trying some Oxine...

    click disinfectant in sideboard.
    can be used as mist treatment.

    could be stress and/or discomfort
    could be mites in ears
    could be a form of Crookneck or Wry Neck
    could be a form of encephalitis from mold.
    has she been exposed to any molds,
    or chemical dust/mists/substances?

    info about Wry Neck:
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by