head bobbing??


Mad Scientist
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
I have a chick that has a head tremor. I tried vitamins etc. Still bobbing, almost vibrating especially when stressed. It goes to the feeder/waterer no problem, steps on the others to get better position. I just don't know what to do with this chick. If it turns out to be a boy I can't keep him just for sheer risk of it being genetic. It seems happy, should I just see if I can place it? Anyone have any experience like this? All help appreciated

edited to say that I can't kill it, sorry
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11 Years
Jul 23, 2008
South Carolina
Sorry about your little chick. We have a similar situation with Igor, my 6 week old BR cockerel. His spine is twisted; He is "S" shaped from his head to his back. He is as big or bigger as the other babies and he eats and gets around well. I'm just worried as he grows, if the extra weight will make it hard or impossible for him to get around.

I don't want to cull him, either, because he is sweet...one of my favorites. But, I'm worried he may be able to pass it on as well, if he is able to breed.

I wish I had an answer for you. I'd at least try to place the chick...

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