Neurological defect?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cattbird, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. cattbird

    cattbird Songster

    May 21, 2009
    Essex Uk
    I'm new at chicken keeping so if this is a normal trait of a chick/chicken I apologise in advance for my stupidity! [​IMG][​IMG]

    I have 4 2 week old miniature Silkies. Twohave vaultedskulls, two normal. Oe of the vaulted skulls Silkies has been doing a weird thing. I hear really loud peeping (the sort of noise they make when they are taken away from the other chicks) on investigatin the same chick is always turning it's head back and forward.. it really looks like a fit or something? I pick the chick up and cuddle i to me and *I think* that it stops, but can't be sure. I've sen happen half a dozen times now, so there has probably been lots more when I've been out.

    Anyone experienced this? or can tell me if it's normal?

  2. JakRat

    JakRat Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    I had a little guy that did that (stope when I picked him up) but I am not sure about the head moving. you might want to search under neurological illness on the boards.

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