Shaky head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tassiehens, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. tassiehens

    tassiehens Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2016
    My chicken fedha has this problem were she shakes her head. She has done it for a 2 years and is not stressed. I just wanted to know why she is doing it? [​IMG]

    Here is a video of her doing it, Thanks..............................

  2. StelleKitten

    StelleKitten Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2012
    Granbury, Tx
    I don't have a clue but I hope someone who does can answer you. It looks strange. Does she do it all the time or just some times? Is there a particular time when she does it?
  3. tassiehens

    tassiehens Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2016
    She does it all the time, every once and a while she will stop when she is eating or not moving around. She can only stop the shaking for about 10 secs, she moves around ok and has not being targeted by predators yet which is good.
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Oh that must be so hard for her to put up with. It looks to be some neurological problem, perhaps similar to wry neck. That condition causes a twisted neck, running in circles or backward, and can be a symptom of many things, such s a vitamin deficiency, a head injury, or from certain diseases including Mareks or anything affecting the brain. I would start giving her some vitamins in her water daily for several weeks to see if it helps. I suppose it also could be a type of seizure activity or a tic. Has she done this all of her life?
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2016
  5. ladyearth

    ladyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    Poor little thing. Bless her little chicken heart. Sad... I hope something helps her. Please try vitamins etc and let us know how she does...
    thank you
  6. tassiehens

    tassiehens Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2016
    No she has not done this all of her life, I wondered if it was nerve damage or a head injury.

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