Super crazy behavior!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by trunkman, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I bought 26 egg laying day old chicks last October. All was well and every chick survived to this point but I have one production red chick that goes nuts every once in a while. I have a 40 ft. by 50 ft. open chicken run for them to scratch and run around in so they have plenty of space to do their thing. About a month ago I noticed one of the pullets run around wildly for about 30 seconds. This evening after I threw them their daily treat of scratch I witnessed this pullet started to run at full speed along the fence till she got to the end of the run and hit the run fencing at full stride, she got up and started to run along the other way at full stride till she hit the other side of the fencing and stumbled, she got up again and ran at full stride till she hit the other side at full speed again. She then got up and started scratching like nothing ever happened and acted normal. She runs like something is chasing her, it started to make me laugh until she was hitting the fence. What do you think is causing this????[​IMG]
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there,
    I have no idea what that's about, but I couldn't resist this picture....[​IMG]
     
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Yes, I would have to agree that one of those might come in handy there, LOL. My chickens take off running like that down my hill, but maybe yours needs glasses. I hope she didn't hurt herself.
     
  4. herechilychiky

    herechilychiky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love to fly out of there tractor (I have a run attached) and they fly into the chicken wire and bounce off, almost daily. Its very comical (until one of them gets hurt). "Oh sure its all fun and games till one of you gets hurt! No ruff housing!"
     

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