- Apr 4, 2015
I have a crested cream legbar chick that hatched a couple days ago. She hatched with a lump on her head and her head/neck moves back and forth constantly (think typewriter). When she tries to walk she turns in a circle. When she closes her eyes, the head movement stops. When offered food she tries to eat, and does get a few bites in before the head movement takes over again. The head lump seems a bit smaller today (initially it felt very soft, and now seems firmer) She does have "normal" behavior briefly (pecking at the floor, preening etc) but the head movement takes over again. I have been doing supportive care and trying to get more food/water into her. Has anyone ever dealt with anything similar or have any suggestions? It seems like she is fighting so I will continue to give her time.