baby chick head twitching!! please anyone please?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jkioneil, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so my little australorp roo only 2 weeks old keeps shaking his head over and over. like a twitch he will shake it to one side real fast about every 2 seconds. what should i do? there are no mites or lice that i can see. any ideas please help me !!! no other chicks are doing this

    it is like a quick shake too
     
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  2. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone ever had this? i have seperated him but is he okay?
     
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  3. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it started today
     
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  4. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i feel bad i keep reposting this i could really use some advice i will bump it again! anyone had a baby chick do this?
     
  5. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, never experienced this.
    Is your little chicky eating and drinking well? Growing as fast as the others?
    Ear infection? Just a stab in the dark
     
  6. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do you do for an ear infection? he is eating and drinking fine too thanks
     
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  7. MotherJean

    MotherJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just a possibility, it may be a nutritional issue. Use Polyvisol baby vitamins without iron. Give the chick 2 drops in the beak daily. You can find these vitamins at your supermarket/pharmacy or in the baby food section.
     
  8. Yardfarm Family

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    3 of my 6 day old chicks are twitching too, they seem healthy otherwise. Do any common poultry illnesses cause a twitch. I am really worried.
     
  9. cluckinghen

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    I have two, 3-week old chicks that started this twitch as you described. It began yesterday. They seem healthy. Did any of you ever find a solution to this???
     
  10. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it was normal sneezing from the bedding. They are grown healthy girls now and no problems at all!
     

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