8 week old chick with bobbing head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mammat, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie that has started bobbing her head like she is dizzy or has vertigo. She walks well, eats and drinks, poop is fine and eyes are clear. no resp problems. I am concerned because we got her from a different breeder about a week ago and she just started doing this on wednesday. I have read about mareks and and cant find anything about cerebral hernia or seahorse syndrome on the internet. Are either of the later two contagious? I dont want the rest of the babies to get sick.
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    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

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  3. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I looked up the diseases you mentioned but she does not seem to have other symptoms. I just got her out and went over her well from beak to butt. I swear I cant find a thing wrong with her but...this head movement is just not normal. The only other thing she does is "cry/talk" alot and rubs her head on the other chickens. My other silkies "talk" alot also so I dont that is unusual.
     
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