What could this be? - Unsteady and Tripping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dbounds10, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Hi peeps. I have a 4 year old Barred Rock that is acting very strange this morning. Her feathers are all puffed up( like she is trying to lay an egg) and walking very unstable. She even tripped a few times. She is eating and drinking but looks like she is drunk. I picked her up and checked her vent to see if maybe it was blocked and it was not. Any ideas on what this could be? I posted a video.

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Did you feel her abdomen? Has she been laying recently? Her comb is nice and bright red, so I'd suspect possibly egg bound? Did you open a new bag of feed recently?

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