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My Rouen Duck has a head twitch. What the heck is it?

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Recently my (very large) male Rouen duck started displaying a weird head twitch/tick.  It doesn't happen all the time, but I've observed it several times daily.  He seem's to uncontrollably, and in quick recession, cock his head to the right side for a short period of time (1/2 a minute).  When he does this it effects his balance a bit as well.

Any ideas folks what it might be?

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Recently my (very large) male Rouen duck started displaying a weird head twitch/tick.  It doesn't happen all the time, but I've observed it several times daily.  He seem's to uncontrollably, and in quick recession, cock his head to the right side for a short period of time (1/2 a minute).  When he does this it effects his balance a bit as well.

Any ideas folks what it might be?

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a video would help alot . How old is your drake and what do you feed? sometime nutritional def can cause symptoms  It does sound neurological might help to try some good Poultry vitamins in his water for a while also. there are some to be found at TSC Poultry Nutri Drench is one. Any chance he may have eaten something rotten or been into stagnant water or some kind of liquid? like fertilizer accidently


Edited by Miss Lydia - 10/7/15 at 6:44am

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Thank you for the speedy reply!  I'll try to catch him on video today.  

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