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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
"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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post #3 of 4

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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