- Apr 14, 2014
Hi! I love all the fabulous things I have learned on here! I picked up 10 chicks from the feed store about 3 weeks ago. Mix of Silkie and Frizzle Cochin Bantams. I have an existing flock of 14 that I have raised from day old chicks or hatched myself. I gave the 10 chicks to my black tailed Japanese hen that was broody and she has been a fantastic mom. My question comes as one of the Silkies began weaving/bobbling its head one day ago. Today makes day two. As I perused the boards I saw some posts that had chicks putting their heads down between their legs, but this one is doing a more 'Stevie Wonder' routine.... then goes back to normal. She has developed along the same as the rest and has not exhibited any respiratory symptoms. They are on Tractor Supply chick crumbles and have had Nutri-drench and Probios added to their water from day one. After the first week isolated in the coop with my hen they have been out in a pen with her to scratch and sun bathe while everyone else free-ranges. Anyone seen this before? Thank you!