WHAT COULD EXPLAIN THIS ODD BEHAVIOR?
A lady who i sold a chicken to brought the chicken back saying she was sad because the rooster died....well when I placed her on the ground she perked right up. She started running in circles and chirping like a baby but she's already 5 months old. This worries me that she may have a brain defect.
I separated her from the other chickens the moment I saw her falling over. She would just get back up and start running in circles again. Once I put her in the quarantine area she start trying to eat but the food was just flying everywhere. It looked like she had dementia, as she did this she would walk in circles again.
She's drinking a lot of water (almost 1/4 of a gallon in 1 day!) She is having a hard time aiming for the water bowl and will peck near it until she finds it.
Now she's just acting extremely lethargic and not responding to noise that is around her. If I hold her, head just kind of falls back.
Very little to no poop.
Do you think this is malnutrition or a disease? Treatment? Big concern is she is still acting like a baby chick.
This is one of the most depressing things I ever seen....