1. I have a brand-new (possibly 3-4 days old?) bantam cochin chick who is constantly and sharply shaking her head. I don't see any injuries to her. Any ideas? Thanks for any help!
     

  2. chickenman33

    chickenman33 In the Brooder

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    mabe a parisite is bothering her? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Would it be contained to just her? She's in a brooder with two other chicks and they're fine and dandy. Thanks for the reply, by the way!
     
  4. Renee

    Renee Songster

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    Hmmm, that doesn't sound good.

    Can you look in her mouth and see if something is stuck in her throat? I don't know how she would have picked up any bugs at her age... but you should look all of them over for little crawly things anyway.

    She may have a genetic defect.

    I hope she just stops it.
     

  5. OK, I just looked her over from stem to stern and found no creepy crawlies and nothing in her mouth. She's eating and drinking beautifully. My son told me a second ago that he shooed the other bantam chick away from this one because he saw it peck her in the eye. I asked him when this happened and the time line fits. She didn't do this until after he says the other bantam pecked her. I've looked at her eye and don't see anything--could there be a corneal abrasion that I can't see? She does it only when awake--when she's sleeping, she's still.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    Quote:Yes, there could. Our local feed store stocks ophthalmic antibiotic ointment.
     
  7. Quote:Yes, there could. Our local feed store stocks ophthalmic antibiotic ointment.

    Alrighty, I'll be heading there tomorrow morning! Thank you for your help. I know those things hurt--my 2yo DD had one recently. Poor little bird!
     

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