new chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 4citychicks, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. 4citychicks

    4citychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My new chicks are one week old and yesterday I noticed that my Rhode Island Red continuously shakes her head even when she is asleep. It' s as if she has a nervous tick. None of my other chicks are doing this, so I don't think that it is normal for chicks to do this. Is there something wrong with her and if so is there anything I should do for her? Should I be concerned about the rest of my chicks getting sick from her?
    Also medicated or non-medicated food? Should I also start giving them grit soon? Maybe even a treat from time to time? Or is it too soon at just one week old?
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I'd try vitamins.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Liz gave you some good references. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, 4citychicks, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Have you checked to see if she has any mites/lice, etc. that may be making her ears itchy? Chickens can get ear infections also just like a dog or cat.
     
  9. 4citychicks

    4citychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    For the most part she has basically stoped doing it. Maybe it was her feathers just bothering her.
     

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