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Does shaking of the heads mean..........

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by texaschickmama, May 1, 2009.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Can someone tell me what it means when my chickens shake their heads? Does this indicate respiratory problems or colds? I noticed 2 days ago when holding my EE rooster that he had a runny nose. It was clear liquid, but definately running. I immediately put antibiotics into everyones' waterers. I want to make sure that I'm doing the right thing. Thanks.

  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    it does generally mean they have a cold
    so when not feeding the medication do this

    Probiotic wet mash
    1 gallon of dry mash (crumbles)
    2 gallon of milk (sour is great as they like it, to sour a gallon use 3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar per gallon)
    1 cup non flavored yoguart
    mix and feed 2 tsp per chick twice week
    and then once a week when not medicating chicks for life

    Also when not medicating put 2 tbsp of ACV per gallon of water they drink three times a week
    ACV only helps the chicken to use calium and vit D thoughly in their bodies
    for adult chickens feed 3 tbsp per time
    what they can eat in 20-30 minutes
    then clean wet feeder and restock dry crumbles

    single chick
    2 tsp of dry crumbles
    4 tsp of milk
    1 tbsp of yoguart
    mix good and feed

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