Silkie chicken head shaking.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aapuzzo, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. aapuzzo

    aapuzzo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few silkie chickens that flick their heads when walking. I have read that this can be ear mites and other various issues that seem parasite related. Mine were all hatched by me and were doing this before ever being moved outdoors (walk in basement raised) so I am hesitant to think it is bug related. What do you think? I can make a video if it would help.

    Thanks,
    Anthony
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you check for mites.You mentioned it in the post.Silkes are know for getting wry neck.How old are they?
     
  3. aapuzzo

    aapuzzo Out Of The Brooder

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    They are about 5 months old. They started doing this before 4 months and ever going outside so I would be surprised if it was mites.
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check for mites then.Under wings and by the vent.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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