chicken with jerky head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by treeclimber233, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. treeclimber233

    treeclimber233 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2007
    A friend of mine has a hen that is moving her head in a weird way. She is constantly moving her head from side to side in a slow steady motion. Just back and forth, back and forth....... Nothing else seems to be wrong with her. My friend has had chickens for many years and she says she has never seen anything like this before. Any clues what the problem may be?????
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    sorry I have no idea, but I could help but respond with my first reaction

    Has she been hanging around Stevie Wonder?
  3. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2009
    No Clue...I'm a newbie but this would be a great characteristic to base a name around!!! Oh the possibilities are endless! Blessings, Keri
  4. augrad

    augrad New Egg

    Oct 22, 2009
    Did you ever find out what was wrong with your chicken? I have a little girl (6 months) that has been doing this for a week and a half now and has not gotten any better. She has been blind since she was a little chick--or at least she doesn't see very well. She used to run into stuff all the time. Now she just sits with her head turned beak up in the ground. When she does pick it up, it goes back and forth wildly. Apparently she can stumble over to the food and water because she doesn't appear to be losing weight.

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