chicken walking like she is drunk?
(Buckley, wa. us)
Questionchicken walking like she is drunk?: So my 6 month Road Island red hen started with her comb bending over and just acting very calm. She did this for 2 days on the 3rd day she could not stand. She would just fall onto her side.
I separated her from the flock. I started to give her some general medicine. Now we are on day 5 and she can walk a little. Sometimes she tips, sometimes she goes backwards.
But she looks drunk. Am I making progress? She eats what I give her and only drinks what I squirt down her mouth. Her vent is fine and poop is like regular chicken poop.
I do have to give her a bath because she has just been pooping where she sits. Any thoughts?Answer
Worms and coccidiosis can cause those symptoms. I would suggest that you go to your local feed store and pick up some medications for these problems.
The symptoms are also the same for blackhead however; the comb would actually start turning black in color.Return to Raising Chickens Home Page
See if the medications helps her any and if not, you should make a trip to the vet.