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Walking backwards, staggering

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by renniered, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. renniered

    renniered New Egg

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    Hello,

    I rescued a hen, (Red), a few weeks ago, she has been adjusting well and the gash on her back has been healing nicely.

    Today, we noticed some peculiar behaviour. when walking about pecking for bugs, Red takes a few stumbly steps backwards and staggers for a brief moment before returning to pecking.

    I've raised hens before but am still new, and have never noticed this behaviour. normal?

    thanks,
    -renniered
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It sounds like something neurological; what was her injury?
     
  3. renniered

    renniered New Egg

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    She had a laceration, somewhat deep, under her left wing.
     

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