Matilda is two years old and has always been hyperactive.... the first to race up to the house after she is released from her overnight coop - she enters the kitchen for any scraps of leftover food from the last night supper, she then searches around for any spiders and has even laid her eggs in the house if she can find anywhere convenient and comfortable - she has always been such a character! Two days ago I noticed that she was somewhat lethargic and on observing her behaviour throughout the day she appeared to be unsteady on her feet - I isolated her and spent quite some time watching her actions - I offered her food and she seemed disorientated - she has no vision in a downward direction, she has pecked at my arms and will eat and drink if I either hold the food/drink up ( where she can see it ) she appears to hold her head to one side and pecks in a left handed way. Her eyes appear to be bright and she has a good appetite but I don't know what to do now for her - I don't have any problem in feeding and offering water to her but I am concerned about her future quality of life - I would love to keep her until she reaches a ripe old age and I will ensure she has the best care possible but I am at a loss as to what may have caused this - any ideas??? Dilemma - what would you do? Do I keep her and hope she will improve? What quality of life can she have if her eyesight doesn't improve? Any comments would be gratefully received Thanks Suzie Mattie is still with me - she still has balance issues but she is taken outside every day (if it isn't raining) - she has a bath once a week and loves being dried with a very cool hairdryer and then she will lay in front of the fire until she goes back to her house on a warm towel.... am I mad? She will stand independently and does take a few precarious steps - she is very content in her house with the company of Tweebie ( Silkie ) and her offspring - eating and drinking normally!