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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My chicken is about 2 years old she is heavily molting and

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My chicken is about 2 years old she is heavily molting and walking sideways
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian-oriented vets on the site. Does "walking sideways" imply ataxia ("drunken sailor")? Have you examined her in any manner - the color of her comb, any change in her eyes, sneezing, gaping, regurgitating/vomiting, diarrhea, increased respiratory rate, lameness, or anorexia? What has her diet consisted of? Ataxia isn't a disease but, instead, a symptom of profound weakness as might be seen with anemia or systemic illness.