Is my chick crazy?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TriRev, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. TriRev

    TriRev New Egg

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    I picked up an assortment of cochin bantams (and a couple of silkies) about 2 weeks ago. My daughter is raising them to show. We have one who has developed the habit of putting the crown of it's head on the floor of the brooder and shaking it around. Today at lunch I noticed the chick "sleeping" with it's head between it's feet.

    Any idea what's up with this crazy little chick?
     
  2. try and get a picture, it might just be a little eccentricity that he has

    we had a black cochin that couldnt walk and was running around like a mad man, shes now 5 weeks (and 2 days) and perfectly healthy
     
  3. TriRev

    TriRev New Egg

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    It's a little hard to see in the pic (phone doesn't take great photos, but you'll see the little guy's (?) head poking out under it's backside. It's kinda like an ostrich trying to put it's "head in the sand" (which I know they don't really do...) Oddest dern bird. :) Guess it's earned it's name, though... "Nutso"
     
  4. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could it be a wierd version of wry-neck? B12 couldn't hurt...
     
  5. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's wry neck...iron free poly-vi-sol is in order asap
     

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