HELP.....Hen actinig weird -jerking head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickie-is-obsessed, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. chickie-is-obsessed

    chickie-is-obsessed Out Of The Brooder

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    Otherwise acting normal. Just got this bird last night from the same breeder I bought the rest of my chickens from as day olds. I immediately noticed her doing this head jerking motion - very weird. Any idea what it could be?
     
  2. staceyk

    staceyk New Egg

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    I have a hen who had an impacted crop. While mine didn't exhibit the head bobbing symptom, everything I have read said that it is a common symptop of an impacted crop. Could that be the cause?
     
  3. have you checked for gapeworm?
     
  4. chickie-is-obsessed

    chickie-is-obsessed Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:What is "gapeworm"? This is a very reputable breeder in our area - he is a RVT. I can't imagine his birds would be wormy.
     
  5. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    mites?
     

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