8 day old chick head twitching?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by avocado, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. avocado

    avocado Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    Our 8 day old chick has started have a head twitch/spasm. Seems every 10-20 seconds. She will very quickly shake her head. She is normal and healthy and seems very happy otherwise. Please help!
     
  2. LovemyBabies

    LovemyBabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you hatch or order?
     
  3. avocado

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    She was incubated at home
     
  4. LovemyBabies

    LovemyBabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok- sometimes they will twitch because a fluff could be irritating them - being you just hatch it - doubt it's a parasite already- then it could also be a neurological problem - we've had bird do this thing where they look like a child who is autistic - sorry best way to describe it- then their head would bobble back and forth - keep eye on it is about all you can do
     
  5. LovemyBabies

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    But being it's only 8 days it's hard to tell- could be just dust particles bothering it- really hard to say for such a young chick- that's at least my input on the problem
     
  6. avocado

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    Thank you so much for your help
     

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