new 1 year old hens do alot of head twitching and shakeing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blueseal, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i bought 10, 1 year olds last sunday they are rireds and sex link cross. noticed some coughing and head twitching . they were all cooped up in a coop with 50 other birds the same age with no run access. some are laying some arent. they werent being fed enough. either. they have feed and water 24/7 now.
     
  2. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don`t know about the coughing but the head twitching thing my hens do that all the time and really bad if they are under stress.
     
  3. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:im thinking there stressed from the new souroundings. they have a much better life now. they just need to settle in. where in maine you from. warren here.
     
  4. thegoldengirls

    thegoldengirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have RIR's and Comets, and they do the head twitching often. I would only be concerned if there is some sort of discharge, or if they are also scratching near their heads.
     

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