Neurological chick issue or roo???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by elcunni75, May 13, 2010.

  1. elcunni75

    elcunni75 Songster

    Jun 2, 2008
    SE MA
    I've just hatched for the first time - YAY!!
    However, I have 2 chicks (1wk old Buff Orpingtons), 1 more so than the other, that does this SUPER funky, neck craning thing, sometimes with the wings rounded... in the brooder, in my hand! Looks like a roo crowing and mating.. but not making a sound...
  2. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    Mine do that too, its normal.

    They stretch out their necks like they are going to crow, or as if they are choking, and then nothing. It doesn't mean its a roo either, my girls have done that too.

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