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Funky Chicken

Post by KimChick » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:36 pm

I have a RIR, Scrawny Scarlett, that I have separated from the flock because she was getting pecked and still has a fairly bare neck. She is now company for the old docile cochin, Anna. Although Anna does let Scarlett know who eats first.
Twice this week, I have witnessed Scarlett doing a funky backward walk for about 18-24 inches. Both times, she was either near me or near Anna. Would this mean that she has a neurological problem?
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Post by WLLady » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:38 pm

Likely. If you can get some liquid vitamin mix it wouldn't hurt. I've had hens do this and they were both vit B deficient. Brewers yeast crushed up in the food can also help-that's mostly vit B and protein....
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Re: Funky Chicken

Post by kenya » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:56 pm

Yes I agree it's a vitamin B and selenium deficiency, and they usually recommend Brewers yeast.
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Post by KimChick » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:08 pm

Thank-you. I will keep you posted.
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Re: Funky Chicken

Post by WLLady » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:12 pm

Hope she's doing better really soon.
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