I know enough about chicken diseases to be completely paranoid and neurotic by now. Some of my seven RIR/NHR flock sort of very quickly 'snap' their necks/heads. One does it pretty frequently. I do not believe I am dealing with one of those wild nervous diseases, but I'm wondering if it could be a respiratory thing. It almost seems like an attempt to shake something loose from within or toss something off that clings from without. Some birds do this after hitting the water trough, so I know what they're doing then--getting rid of excess water on bill/face. But at other times...........Maybe this is normal, but I have some suspicions. Actually, I hate to even admit it, but when one 'shook' her head this a.m. I actually felt at the same moment a couple little drops of liquid hit me. She had NOT just hit the h20 trough. and thoughts for a rookie? I am pretty confused and tired because I have been observing health 'respiratory issues' with this flock since WEEK ONE of life--yet none have gotten worse and none have died--AND IT'S BEEN ALMOST 19 WEEKS. It is really hard to have real concerns, but not know for certain that there is a real illness. At least if all started getting listless, wheezing, sniffling and rattling I'd KNOW something was wrong. But OVER FOUR MONTHS of just wondering. This has really been a stressful thing--mild, but real, for me that is, if not the birds. But I think they may be more relaxed than I! Confused.