Somersaulting Araucana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CrazyOldChook, May 23, 2016.

  1. CrazyOldChook

    CrazyOldChook New Egg

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    I have a 12 month old Araucana that over the last week seems to be having trouble holding her head up. She (Phyllis - due to the blue rinse bouffant hairdo) looks healthy overall, is eating & drinking (has stopped laying though). Her head is tucked down to her chest & she shakes it repeatedly - it kind of looks as as though she's pecking at her chest. She's off balance and tipping over a lot - I even spotted her doing a couple of somersaults this morning. To be honest she's always been on the strange side & often has us laughing at her strange ways. Could it possibly just be that she's run into the gate or one of the other girls & has put her neck out - or does this sound more sinister. If anyone has any ideas what I can do to help poor Phyllis, I'd love to hear them.[​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. CrazyOldChook

    CrazyOldChook New Egg

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    thanks so much! Completely new to this & I've no idea what I'm doing
     
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It does sound like wry neck, sometimes they even walk backyards - tends to be very common in silkies - sometimes caused by deficiencies or a peck or bump to the head.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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