1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Chicken Shaking Head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Blesser, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Blesser

    Blesser Out Of The Brooder

    84
    1
    41
    Apr 1, 2010
    some of my chickens keep shaking their heads like their trying to dislodge something, what could the cause for this be? any ideas please post.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. eastbaychicks

    eastbaychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    476
    11
    121
    Aug 19, 2009
    Livermore
    Ear infection? Do chickens get this... What about any signs of a runny nose?

    Maybe she has a fly stuck in her head?

    I had a bird once that was always so nervous that she would cock her eyes up toward the sky to make sure it wasn't falling. Sometimes she would duck. These birds are so silly! Maybe it's a nervous tick, or an excited one.

    I hope someone else who knows more than I do chimes in. [​IMG]
     
  3. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

    813
    3
    141
    Jul 13, 2009
    Live Oak, FL
    I'm no one to ask for advice, but I would catch each one and look them over.
    Look in the mouth for anything that should not be there.
    Post what you see here
     
  4. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Mites, lice, gape worm are just some possibilities.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by