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Hen keeps shaking her head?

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I noticed my silkie hen has been shaking her head constantly for a little while now. Nothing stuck in her ears but i have not used a torch to check for anything else yet. I cannot check down her throat as she bucks her head every time i try and i dont want her to hurt herself trying to get away. I know how fragile these hens can be...

Does anyone know why she could be doing this?

 

She seems fine apart from that. She was recently a little unwell as described at the end of my last post but I think she has pretty much recovered. Only very recently she has been eating/drinking again, clucking, walking around the bird enclosure she is currently in until we find that she is 100% recovered and looking much healthier and she is on antibiotics until we know for sure she is better. She still does a slight downwards tilt/lowering of her head now and again but that may be slight malnutrition as she has not been eating properly before now but i dont think its anything to worry about at this point. So i am happy to see she is feeling better. But i have no idea why she is shaking her head so much? I dont want to put her back with her sisters until i know she is well enough that she wont spread any illness to the flock so i really hope i can fix the issue as i dont want her to be lonely any longer than she has to be.

 

Thanks once again... This forum has been a  life saver for me <3

~Wild

"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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post #2 of 4
Pending advice from more experienced members, I would ask if you have checked for mites? It could be a cause of her head shaking but there could other potential causes I'm sure.

Good luck

Ct
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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It could be gapeworm have you wormed her?

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Thanks guys,

 

-I have dusted her for mites and lice so i doubt it would be that but thanks.

 

 

-And I think she has been wormed but cant remember if it has been done recently or not, i will have to check, though i haven't seen any other gape worm symptoms and hopefully its not that but I will check for gape worm anyway.

 

Thanks for that, hopefully the antibiotics will help but i don't really know what it could be??

 

 

~Wild x

"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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