6 week old chick bobbing head

Smileybans

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I posted this in the Raising Chicks section too but then thought it might be better suited here. 😅
I have six week old silkie chicks that I feed FF and non medicated purina starter grower crumbles. This past week I noticed one of the chicks doing a head bobble. Kinda back and forth, side to side, every now and then. They had newspaper down in their room but I took all of that out because they were eating it. They keep finding scraps everywhere tho. I read that she could be doing it because she’s vitamin deficient. But I’ve only noticed one chick doing it so far. If she is vitamin deficient what would I give her to help with it? I hopefully posted a link to my YouTube with the video. The red light makes it a little hard to tell but it’s the movement of her head I’m worried about.
 

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It might be neurological. Sometimes chickens will also adjust their crops which involves stretching the neck. You may want to give her some vitamins with vitamin E for a few days. Poultry NutriDrench, poultry Cell, and liquid baby vitamins (Polyvisol without iron) are several that have E and can be given 2-3 drops a day.
 

Smileybans

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It might be neurological. Sometimes chickens will also adjust their crops which involves stretching the neck. You may want to give her some vitamins with vitamin E for a few days. Poultry NutriDrench, poultry Cell, and liquid baby vitamins (Polyvisol without iron) are several that have E and can be given 2-3 drops a day.
Would sav-a-chick also work? My husband did a bit more googling and he thinks that might work. But we’re both new to this.
 

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