circling chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by melissa41927, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. melissa41927

    melissa41927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't know if this is suppose to be here or not. i have a 3 month old bantam light brahma that circles like its chasing its tail. it does this a couple of times and then walks normally for awhile then starts circling again. can anybody tell me what this sounds like?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Sounds like some neurological thing. Maybe a head injury? If he's not doing it continuously, he still has normal behavior, maybe it's minor. Is it getting better or worse?
     
  3. melissa41927

    melissa41927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gets worse when he is in a hurry, but usually stays the same
     
  4. kimb

    kimb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd check it's ears for any fluid/infection ... like people - an inner ear infection would throw off the equilibrium...

    I guess medicated chick starter or an antibiotic wouldn't hurt to try (if you don't suspect anything else). (do continue the antibiotic for 7-10 days or else it'll do more harm than good to it's system)...

    a vitamin supplement and probiotic would be worth a shot too.
     

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