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Constantly vibrating tail feathers on Maran cockeral

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MomtoRarities, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. MomtoRarities

    MomtoRarities Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 cockerals around the same age. One has constantly vibrating tail feathers. Any thoughts on what this is and is it OK? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. MomtoRarities

    MomtoRarities Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? I google and simply get song lyrics. :) Its very obvious, even friends notice it. Its like a twitch or constant shake. Thanks!
     
  3. MomtoRarities

    MomtoRarities Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I will just assume its normal?? :)
     
  4. sophiaw00

    sophiaw00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post a video or something?
     
  5. sktlmt

    sktlmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had at 1 week old chick that has tail feathers that bob up and down. I found that it generally meant there were respiratory issues. Now 12 weeks the tail only bobs occasionally. She is much smaller then her hatch mates but seems to be keeping up. I have done nothing for this. I have been taking the wait and see approach. good luck I hope he out grows it.
     
  6. MomtoRarities

    MomtoRarities Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It wont ket me do video????

    Any tricks?
     
  7. sophiaw00

    sophiaw00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Upload it to YouTube first and then there is an icon by the photo icon that is used for video. Click that, put in the link to your YouTube video and it will embed it into the post.
     
  8. MomtoRarities

    MomtoRarities Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im uploading to YouTube. Will post here when done, but still at 0% after 15 mins.
     
  9. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Amazing you should start a thread on this topic! I have a Black Copper Marans pullet, not quite four months old, and today I noticed her tail is vibrating just as you describe.

    To be perfectly clear, this is not tail wagging or bobbing. It's vibrating as if she had an electric motor in her rear end. It's especially noticeable because she has lost all but one tail feather, and it's real easy to see it vibrating.

    I'm as curious as you are as to what this means. She seems healthy and normal in every other respect.
     
  10. Chickenings4me

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    I am starting to notice that some of my speckled sussex chicks have vibrating tail feathers! Wth? It's so weird, and I can't find anything on the subject. Dors anyone have more information about this?
     

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