Shaking chicken.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AlohaKen, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. AlohaKen

    AlohaKen New Egg

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    Advice, please! I have one barred Rock chicken that shakes. Constantly! Started when it was one week old. It is now three months old. Other than that, it is a healthy, happy bird. Any ideas?
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, AlohaKen.

    It sounds like your chick may have a nervous system disorder or illness.

    http://www.nda.agric.za/docs/nervous/

    See if you can match any other symptoms with anything on this list.

    Where did your chick come from? Are there others in there with it? Is anyone else experiencing these symptoms?

    MsrB
     
  3. AlohaKen

    AlohaKen New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply and the link. The chick was bought at our local feed store. They get them from the "Ideal" hatchery in Texas. We bought 20 assorted birds. "Shakey" is the only one affected. I would have culled her a while ago, but she seems happy and (otherwise) healthy.
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad she's not otherwise bothered by it. :)

    I'd also try adding some vitamins to the water to see if a deficiency is causing it.

    MrsB
     

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