I have a Silkie chick that is about 3 weeks old. It does have a vaulted head. All of a sudden, it started laying face down on the ground. Sometimes its wings are spread out real wide and other times its tucked up like a ball. It's like it can't keep its balance and stand up. It can run around and look just fine at times too.
This just started happening 2days ago. Does this sound like maybe it got pecked on its little head?
Background: I keep all baby chicks in a brooder in the garage. They are separated from all other chickens. They get fed all natural chick feed, sometimes get meal worm treats, and cracked corn treats. They only have gone outside in a run for a few minutes at a time and I do watch them the entire time.
Has this happened to anyone else?