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Cicken Head twitch

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mark 98012, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. mark 98012

    mark 98012 New Egg

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    I have a 2 week old Black Silky. and it is always twitching its head. it seems it has a hard time sleeping because it it keeps twitching and waking itself up. Any idea what it is or what i can do.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Baby chicks are often twitchy because they are starting to grow in their adult plumage, and that's itchy business. I'd check for mites and lice, but if I didn't find any I wouldn't worry about it.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    I opened this to check if you were asking about a Silkie. They're prone to this type of thing, it's neurological and nothing you can do about it. Something about the way the skull is formed, they have a "soft spot" like human infants and it's prone to injury. It's not life threatening and it shouldn't affect it's quality of life.
     
  4. mark 98012

    mark 98012 New Egg

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    Thank you
     
  5. Yardfarm Family

    Yardfarm Family Out Of The Brooder

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    So is it normal for chicks to have a head twitch? Mine are 6 days old seem very healthy but one started twitching last night and now 3 are. One in particular is being noisy so I am worried they have a sickness. Does head twitching stop?
     

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